Compton School Police Honored By the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County for Participation in Multi-Agency Task Force
Friday, March 27, 2015
The Compton School Police Department was the only school police force honored at this year’s Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC) Awards banquet, Thursday, March 19.
They were presented with the POALAC’s Excellence in Field Operations Award for their participation in a multi-agency task force targeting human trafficking in the region.
Partnering agencies included the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the LA County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, LA County Department of Children and Family Services, and the Long Beach Police Department.
Over 430 guests including LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell attended the event, which recognized several agencies for their excellence in local law enforcement.
For Compton School Police Chief William W. Wu, J.D., the recognition further motivates officers to continue their work to keep their school community safe.
“It was a great honor to be nominated and win the award for our efforts in combating human trafficking. Compton School Police Department is the only school police agency that won an award this year and I believe that says a lot about our work,” he said.
“I would like to thank the hardworking officers and support staff of the Compton School Police Department, especially retired Officer Anthony Miller, who was instrumental in putting together the Joint Task Force with all of the allied agencies in this endeavor.”
Compton School Police Chief William W. Wu, J.D. celebrates his department’s Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC) Excellence in Operations Award with LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who also serves on the Executive Board of POALAC.