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USC beefs up security on west side of campus

The University of Southern California campus. (KABC)

January 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The University of Southern California is bolstering its security on the west side of campus

University officials say 12 public safety officers and 12 civilian security ambassadors will patrol in the Jefferson Park area west of Vermont Avenue.

USC's president said the school's security strategy is changing because more students are choosing to live in Jefferson Park.

He wants to offer them the same security now in effect in University Park, which is north of the campus. That area has experienced a 50 percent decrease in certain types of crime.