The Baldwin Park School Police Department is a fully accredited police agency employing full-time sworn police officers and police dispatchers, campus security aides, and an administrative support staff. While our primary role is to maintain order and security on and near school facilities, school police officers provide far more than standard law enforcement efforts. The Baldwin Park School Police Department is an approved agency in accordance with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and the primary law enforcement agency for the Baldwin Park Unified School District.
The police department consists of 10 sworn peace officers, three, full-time dispatchers and 20 civilian Campus Security Aides and professional office staff. The Department serves over 14,000 students and 2,000 staff members at 20 schools and District locations; covering the 6.6 square miles located within the City of Baldwin Park. School Police personnel handle over 9,000 incidents per year and work collaboratively with allied law enforcement agencies to keep our students and staff safe.
The department operates under a traditional law enforcement table of organization. Headed by a Chief of Police, the department has one sergeant and one corporal who handle the operational and administrative duties of the agency. Two School Resource Officers are assigned to comprehensive high schools providing a high profile police presence and invaluable resource for students and staff. The department also has a certified Reserve Officer Program and a certified K9 Contraband Detection Canine.
Campus Security Aides are assigned to high schools and intermediate schools throughout the District. The three full-time dispatchers answer incoming telephone calls, dispatch school police personnel, monitor fire, and burglary alarm systems, and coordinate with the City of Baldwin Park Police Department Dispatch Center.