December 12, 2020 — This afternoon, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees voted in favor of a new six-month contract with the Sheriff’s Department for public safety services. While this is a positive development that prevents a full curtailment of the LASD Community College Bureau, it is important to note the new short-term contract requires a reduction in personnel and services.
Below is the summary of the proposed changes to the Los Angeles Community College contract:
· Reduction of: 1 lieutenant, 8 sergeants, 4 B-1 (3 detectives, 1 Team Leader), 5 deputy generalists, 15 security officers, 1 station clerk II, 2 LET, 1 Crime Intel Analyst.
· Cost difference: Current annualized, including liability cost, is $25,788,926.94, compared to proposed annual cost of $19,514,435.98. However, the new agreement is only for six months. The cost difference for this period is $3,137,245.48
· The proposed agreement is through June 30, 2021.
· There is no release date of the Request for Proposal (RFP) yet. LACCD planned to have the RFP, bidding, and make a decision of service provider within six months, hence the six-month agreement with LASD.
The reduced staffing is the plan while the campuses are primarily focused on remote learning due to COVID restrictions. Once the RFP is announced, LASD’s staffing proposal will be reassessed.
PPOA will continue to provide updates as they become available.