COSTA MESA — The City Council today will consider reducing by half the number of police officers who patrol the city's major high schools.
Two officers, rather than four, would monitor student activities to prevent conflict or violence at Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools, according to a city staff report. The officers will also be responsible for handling calls on other campuses within Costa Mesa as needed, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Keith Davis.
The council is scheduled to approve the reduction in a memorandum of agreement with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District during its council meeting today.