Loyola Marymount University is committed to fostering strong relationships in the neighborhood. Throughout the year, LMU’s Department of Off Campus Student Life provides regular education to off-campus students about what it means to be a good neighbor, focusing on building positive community relations and encouraging personal responsibility. However, in the event of a student disturbance, this is the process to effectively file a complaint.
LMU’s Community Relations office works closely with our Department of Off Campus Student Life, Office for Student Conduct and Community Responsibility and Public Safety (DPS), as well as with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to address student conduct issues. It is important to report incidents while they are occurring by calling both DPS and LAPD.
- LMU Public Safety: 310-338-2893
- LAPD non-emergency dispatch: 877-ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
The university may dispatch a DPS officer to the scene of an off-campus incident to observe and take down a report. The university needs this objective report to understand what transpired to determine what action to take and to hold the students accountable when necessary. Remember that only LAPD, not DPS, has enforcement authority to issue citations and make arrests if municipal ordinances are being violated.
If you are not able to make contact with LAPD during the disturbance, you are encouraged to visit the LAPD Pacific Division headquarters to file a complaint. Pacific Division headquarters is located at 12312 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles 90066. Please also notify an LAPD Senior Lead Officer (SLO) about your report. They will notify the Neighborhood Prosecutor in the City Attorney’s Office if appropriate.
- LAPD SLO for Westchester/PDR: Officer Sophia Castaneda firstname.lastname@example.org
- LAPD SLO for East of Sepulveda: Officer Luis Pinell email@example.com
Due to federal privacy laws, LMU may not disclose what sanctions, if any, have been imposed on students. For further question, please contact Fred Puza, associate director of Community Relations, at 310.338.2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.