To Protect and Serve and Prevent

n 1955, the Los Angeles Police Department held a contest to find the best motto to describe the duties of their officers. To protect and to serve, submitted by Officer Joseph Dorobek, was the winner. Today, 57 years later, those words still ring true for many policing, security and safety professionals.
For Bob Ferguson, director of Campus Safety, to protect and to serve leaves out the most important factor in modern day community policing – to prevent.
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