L.A. community colleges to seek new security contractor after failing to reach agreement with LASD

The Los Angeles Community College District said Friday that it plans to find a new security services provider for its campuses after failing to agree with the county Sheriff’s Department on new terms for their contract.

The current contract expires Dec. 31, leaving the district to seek temporary services while a long-term alternative is sorted out, LACCD said in a news release.

Details of the negotiations were not provided, but in a separate news release, the Sheriff’s Department said the district “wants to explore an unarmed service model.”

The district says it was spending more than $25 million a year for 24-hour security at its nine colleges, satellite campuses and administrative facilities. About 150 deputies were assigned to the sheriff’s Community College Bureau, which was established in 2001.

In a statement, Sheriff Alex Villanueva thanked the district for its partnership and said his department “will always be available to serve

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