The San Bernardino City School Police Department (SBCUSD PD) Positive Ticket Program is a partnership between community organizations and local businesses that allows the SBCUSD Police Department to reward positive behavior captured by officers and issued a “Ticket” for FREE or discounted:
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The Positive Ticket concept was first introduced by Ward Clapham, a 28-year retired veteran of the Royal Mounted Police in Richmond, Canada; based on the simple philosophy that recognizing and rewarding good behavior will inspire and motivate greater good behavior.
The results: Youth recidvicism was reduced from 60% to 8% overall crime was reduced by 40%
The cost: one tenth of the traditional judicial system.
It is our goal and objective to strengthen the rapport between our Law Enforcement personnel and our community’s youth by working in conjunction with SBCUSD Police Department Programs such as Restorative Justice, Positive Behavior Support System, and Youth Court to promote an overall positive change within our schools and communities.
Additionally, we aim to reduce the overall crime rate, build positive relationships, and a stronger community to keep youth out of trouble, courts, and focused on education.
Article 1, section 28(C) of the California Constitution, "Right to Safe Schools."
"All students and staff of public primary, elementary, junior high and senior high schools have the inalienable right to attend campuses which are safe, secure and peaceful."
In October of 1992, the Attorney General issued opinion #98-201 which states:
"…The reasonable application of metal detectors in schools as a matter of law, which does not violate the fourth amendment or California Constitutional and statutory standards."
The Attorney General's opinion that schools may use metal detectors to deter weapons - under two independent legal theories:
New Jersey vs. TLO - "Where adequate safeguards are included, which minimize any intrusion into privacy."
Administrative search doctrine - "Which has provided the constitutional basis for metal detector searches in airports, courthouses, and other related contexts."
In July of 1994, the Board of Education for the San Bernardino City Unified School District adopted Policy 5144, finding that:
"Random metal detector searches offer a reasonable means to keep weapons out of the schools and to mitigate the fears of students, staff, and parents."
In or about September 1994, the random search policy was publicized via local newspaper and television stations. Furthermore, information regarding the random search policy is included in the school handbooks, and/or information handout at the beginning of each school year. This program provides a school safe environment for our students and staff.
Given the scale and sensitivity of some school events, the San Bernardino District Police Department is required to support officers in the field. For example, the department logistics supports and provides for:
- 30 Police Officers
- 54 Campus Security Officers
- 7 Dispatchers
- 24 Vehicle fleet (21 Ford Crown Victoria, 1 Tahoe, 2 Vans)
The department prides itself on being able to equip its police and security officers with the latest and top of the line police equipment. The department spends time and effort to find the most up to date equipment to help officers do their job easier and faster when the time arises. All police and security officers are assigned their own equipment to prevent any delays in responding to any situation.
The San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department (SBCUSD PD), “We Tip” is to prevent crime, fear, and intimidation through long-lasting sustainable relationships and partnership with our school-community to police neighborhood schools together keeping administrators, students, staff, and the community safe.
We encourage the community to report crimes to the police and to use We Tip as a method of sharing information with SBCUSD Police Department.
If you have any information regarding the person(s) involved in a crime against your school, you are encouraged to call WeTip immediately at either of the numbers listed below. You may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. No one will know who made the call!
Witness Anonymous Toll-free nationwide 24 hours
(800) 732-7463 or (800) 78-CRIME