LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck wants to step up patrols of elementary and middle schools in the nation's second-largest school district by assigning officers to visit them at least once a day.
Beck said the Los Angeles School Police Department is stretched thin patrolling high schools across the city, so he wants to assign all LAPD officers to visit an elementary or middle school. He told graduates of the police department's cadet program Sunday that he wants to begin the visits when students return from winter break.
``I just don't want anybody to think that they can go into a school in
``We won't be there all the time, but nobody will ever know when we will be there,'' he said of the visits.
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