Report Incident or Crime
WLAC Sheriff Department: (310) 287-4315
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Working together, safety at West Los Angeles College (WLAC) is everyone’s business. No community, of course, can be totally risk free in today’s society. Students, faculty/staff and visitors are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive for teaching and learning. Whether you are a victim or a witness, you have the responsibility to report crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to the WLAC Sheriff’s Department.
The WLAC Sheriff’s Department is the primary unit for reporting and investigating all crimes that occur on the WLAC campus. Any instances of criminal activity occurring on the WLAC Campus should be reported to the WLAC Sheriff’s Department.
You may contact the sheriff’s department by calling (310) 287-4315, OR dialing 4315 from any on-campus College telephone, dialing 9-1-1- on a campus phone, using any Emergency phone located throughout the campus and in the parking structures, or coming to the Sheriff’s Department which is located in Parking Lot #5.
Crimes in progress and crimes that have just occurred should be reported immediately. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call directly. First-hand information is always more accurate and complete. If someone merely gives you the information and leaves, please include that person’s information in your call to the police.
The WLAC Sheriff’s Department is staffed 24-hours a day by trained Sheriff dispatchers. The dispatchers constantly receive calls from the 9-1-1 and business lines. They assign the appropriate deputies, paramedics or emergency worker to handle the calls. When calling to report a crime or incident, please be ready to give information such as:
- a brief description of the occurrence,
- when and where the incident occurred,
- weapons the suspect(s) carried,
- where and when the suspect(s) was last seen,
- description of the suspect(s) (including gender, race, age, height, weight, hair color/length, clothing, facial hair, tattoos/scars) and any other relevant information.
- In addition to the importance of reporting, timely information assists in developing information and warnings for the campus.
When a crime is reported to the WLAC Sheriff’s Department, a deputy will take a report outlining the circumstances of the incident, as well as any other pertinent information. The deputy receiving the report is also responsible for following through on the case until conclusion.
In all instances of criminal activity, the Sheriff’s department works to determine the exact nature and perpetrator(s) of the crime for the purpose of developing a viable criminal case to be forwarded to the District Attorney’s or City Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
In all cases where a student is considered a suspect, the Sheriff’s Department will also forward the case information to the Office of Student Services for