One year later, CSC officers receive praise

first_imgFor the past year, most students living north of the University Park Campus have become accustomed to seeing the “yellow jacket” security personnel on their walks to and from campus.Security · Lupe, a CSC officer on Adams Boulevard, patrols the area north of the University Park Campus, where many students live. – Nicollson Fernandes | Daily Trojan The Contemporary Services Corporation security officers have become a permanent fixture in the USC community, reducing the fear of crime and putting students and community members at ease, said Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle.Thus far, students, community members and especially parents have given the university positive feedback for initiating this security program, Carlisle said.“So far, since we’ve had [CSC] in partnership it has been very successful,” he said.Though the trend of crime in the USC neighborhood has gone down during the past four years, this additional security resource often deters criminals from committing crimes when they see the officers, Carlisle said.“The CSC officers are particularly effective in reducing the fear of crime,” he said.According to Carlisle, the university made a decision to bring the CSC security officers to USC last year to provide an additional layer of security, especially for the majority of students who live off campus.“We wanted a deployment strategy intended to decrease the areas without public safety presence,” Carlisle said.Though DPS is always patrolling the area, it is impossible for  DPS officers to witness every attempted crime, Carlisle said. By working in partnership with CSC, DPS can effectively minimize the potential for crime.Although the CSC security officers are unarmed and cannot detain criminals, they are directed to inform DPS immediately if they see any suspicious behavior. DPS then steps in and apprehends the suspect if necessary.The CSC officers patrol the areas from Jefferson to Adams boulevards north of campus.Gilbert Zenon, an employee at the Los Angeles branch of the CSC, said the main goal of these security officers is to observe and report.“Our guys are out there as a deterrent,” he said.Zenon said the officers have witnessed people attempting to steal bikes or purses. In one instance, a CSC officer even stopped a student from being robbed on the street.Zenon said that over the last year there have not been many criminal instances in which the CSC officers have had to get involved.“We think we’re getting better and better with more experience,” he said.Zenon said he hopes students feel more secure seeing the CSC officers in the area.“We just want to make a positive impact,” he said.Students said they appreciate seing the CSC officers when they are walking home from campus.Melissa Wong, a junior majoring in business administration, said she is glad to see them off campus at night.“I really feel safer when they’re around,” she said.Wong also said that she would like to continue to see them patrolling the area.Devin Altschul, a sophomore majoring in print journalism, said her parents appreciated their presence around campus.“Knowing that they’re there makes me feel more secure and more safe,” she said. “When my parents come to visit, they feel safe knowing that there are people close to me watching over me.”last_img read more

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Football players from Prijedor will travel to Makarska

first_imgThe football players of FC ”Rudar” from Prijedor will train in Prijedor till this Friday, when they will travel to Makarska to play a series of control matches. On their way to Dalmatia, FC ”Rudar” will play a match against FC ”Široki Brijeg” in Pecara.” This will be a good opportunity for us to check the strength of our team in this particular period of our preparations. A series of control matches is ahead of us in Makarska, where we will warm up for other matches to come. The names of our opponents will be known by this Friday.”- said coach of FC ”Rudar” Stojnić.After a long period of deliberation, Borislav Mikić decided to play for FC ”Rudar” till spring this year, when he will have the opportunity to create the strategy of future matches for this football team from Prijedor.last_img read more

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Guardiola risks Premier League fine after Spurs defeat by leaving media hanging

first_imgPEP GUARDIOLA may face a Premier League fine after leaving the media hanging for 45 minutes following Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat by Tottenham.The Manchester Evening News claims that the Spaniard’s lateness meant that home manager Jose Mourinho had already finished his post-match press conference by the time he emerged.1 Pep Guardiola kept his Manchester City players in the away dressing room after defeat at SpursCredit: EPAA debut goal from Steven Bergwijn followed by a strike from Son Heung-min condemned Guardiola’s side to their sixth league defeat of the season.Pep’s frustration was compounded by City’s domination in the game, which saw them miss a penalty in the first half before the tide turned in the second following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s red card.The former Barcelona boss responded by locking his players in the away changing room for three-quarters of an hour after the final whistle before emerging to face the press.But when Guardiola eventually emerged to face the Sky Sports cameras, he insisted the delay was not because he was criticising his stars.He said: “Never. With this performance? How should I be critical after this performance?”I was talking to my staff and my wife. After this performance it would be an incredible mistake to say how bad they are. We created chances and conceded few.”He later told reporters in a press conference when asked what he said: “How proud I am of them, but it’s not enough. I like to see my players playing that way.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Brighton vs Watford, Sheff Utd vs Bournemouth and Man City vs West Ham scores this coming weekend and win £100Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“Never when we lose do I stay away from my players because I know them.”We lost the game so we talked about how to move forward and keep going. There’s a lot of months to play and try to do it.“If I would find the solution I would try to work on that. It would be a mistake not to let them feel incredible and fantastic after that game, football is sometimes like this.”Pep Guardiola doesn’t appear from dressing room for 45 minutes but claims Manchester City ‘played well’ in defeat at Tottenhamlast_img read more

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