Beverly Hills is adding more police and security guards to its streets amid an increase in crime that is making residents nervous.
Five new officers will join the Beverly Hills Police Department on Monday, and the city will deploy additional armed, private Covered Six security officers to patrol streets.
The department also recruits “police officers and officers”.
Interested candidates are invited to visit JoinBHPD.org.
Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have seen a surge in violent crime recently, including a series of retail robberies and a simultaneous wave of so-called “follow-home” robberies, in which criminals target the high-end. apart from having goods, sometimes they follow them to their homes.
Beverly Hills was rocked Wednesday morning by the death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of music manager Clarence Avant, who was killed in an apparent break-in to the couple’s home in Trousdale Estates.
BHPD chief Mark Stainbrook said a 29-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of killing Avant after an unrelated burglary on the 6000 block of Graciosa Drive in the Hollywood Hills about an hour after Avant was shot. The boss said last week the suspect, Aariel Maynor, is on parole and has an “extensive” criminal record.
which forbids him to own a weapon.
According to court records, Maynor pleaded no appeal against domestic violence charges and was given parole in July 2013, but later that year he pleaded no appeal against robbery charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. According to court records, he was also convicted of a serious theft in 2010.
Stainbrook, who was sworn in on Tuesday, told CBS2 that he believes crime is increasing in part because criminals are increasingly being released without serving a term behind bars.
“We literally keep arresting the same people over and over and immediately releasing them to commit more crimes,” said the boss. “So if you look at Mrs. Avant’s case, that person has a long criminal history. He was out on parole and he committed crimes. He should never have been outside at all. “