The UCLA Police Department patrols much more than just the main campus in Westwood, as Sgt. Harry Standberry could tell you.
A 25-year veteran of UCPD, Sgt. Standberry is the Security Supervisor for the Security Operations Division, overseeing the department's security guards at various locations on and off campus. They include the J.D. Morgan Center, Geffen Academy, Geffen Playhouse, University Elementary School, Wilshire Center, Wilshire Glendon, and the UCLA Venice Dental Center.
Later this fall he will be launching the Public Safety Aides (PSAs), a program created from the UC Community Safety Plan. PSAs will handle calls for service when an officer response isn't necessary, but the PSA can call for an officer if needed. They will be highly visible riding bicycles around campus to assist students, staff, faculty, and visitors alike. The first group of PSAs will be active by mid-November.
Prior to his current role, Sgt. Standberry served as a Special Events Sergeant for six years. Before joining UCPD, he was an officer with the Los Angeles Airport Police, and also served in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm.
Sgt. Standberry has always enjoyed working with people, which is why he loves his job so much. "The best part of working at UCPD," he says, "is that besides the regular police work, I’ve had to opportunity to work with several students and staff members that have become long time friends."