Security has new leads in search for thief

Security continues to investigate the recent series of thefts in Chalmers primarily affecting the cheerleading squad. After a confirmed seven cheerleaders’ valuables were stolen during several practices in Chalmers, security began to adjust and add high definition cameras in the hallway to investigate the theft further. Following the Chronicle’s reporting of these thefts last week, […]

On-campus thefts up 8 %

Deans are advising students to lock up their valuables as a result of an 8 percent increase this year in on-campus theft during school hours, head of security Jim Crawford said Thursday. Although a visiting sports team was implicated in major theft earlier in the year, the more recent incidents have happened during the day. […]

New cameras surveil former construction areas

Forty cameras were installed on campus over the summer to increase security and will remain on campus, Head of Security Jim Crawford  said. “Most of the cameras are visible and will be used to keep intruders off campus and stop students and parents from being worried,” Crawford said. The security team aims to replace some […]

New cameras surveil former construction areas

By Scott Nussbaum Forty cameras were installed on campus over the summer to increase security and will remain on campus, Head of Security Jim Crawford said. “Most of the cameras are visible and will be used to keep intruders off campus and stop students and parents from being worried,” Crawford said. The security team aims […]

Crawford began guarding grounds at 19

By Michael Rothberg At 19, only a year older than many of the seniors, Jim Crawford began working as a security officer at Harvard School. Crawford, now Director of Security, has operated security for both campuses of Harvard-Westlake since 1980. When he turned 20, Crawford joined the Los Angeles Police Academy, working at the school […]

Security enforces new policy to use track

By Michael Rothberg The security staff, in conjunction with the administration, will now require people not affiliated with Harvard-Westlake to carry identification cards when using the upper school track. Head of Security Jim Crawford proposed this new requirement. It has the full support of the administration, he said. “The idea was mine and has full […]

Security upgrades cameras around upper school campus

By Daniel Kim The security cameras in the quad were upgraded to newer and more sensitive cameras during winter break and over the last couple of weeks. “These upgraded cameras are a little more sensitive and detailed at night,” Head of Security Jim Crawford said. “They give bigger pictures, clearer pictures. They’re mainly for nights […]

Security increases surveillance of student cars parked on Halkirk

By Ingrid Chang Due to complaints from neighbors, the security staff has started to more strictly monitor illegal student parking on Halkirk and place warning stickers on cars that are blocking driveways. Students are given warnings, and if it becomes a frequent problem their cars may be towed. However, Head of Security Jim Crawford said […]

School to punish Coldwater speeders

By Megan Kawasaki Effective this year, students caught speeding along the middle lane of Coldwater Canyon Avenue or performing other illegal driving maneuvers in the morning could have their parking privileges revoked. More police vehicles will be stationed along Coldwater Canyon Avenue and will cite those who speed through the center lane or side streets, […]

Code mandates fire drills, school has yet to comply

By Alice Phillips and Daniel Rothberg Despite a rule in the California Education Code that “a fire drill shall be held at the secondary [school] level not less than twice every school year,” no fire drills have been conducted during the 2009-2010 school year. Head of Security Jim Crawford said the understanding of administrators was […]