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City College patrol sergeant has seen it all
Officer Jinky-Jay Lampano of the Los Rios Police Department stands watch over City College’s campus community. Photo by Teri Barth | Online Editor in Chief | [email protected]

Jinky-Jay Lampano, a City College patrol sergeant and watch commander, says he has seen every crime from domestic violence to carrying firearms on campus. He says working for the Los Rios Police Department has changed his life, and the lives of others as well.

Lampano was hired in 2006, and he says it felt like his calling when he initially applied for the job eight years ago.

“I figure this is the easiest way to see if you’re making changes or not, because you’re working in a smaller environment and population,” says Lampano.

“At the same time, you can actually see changes, or have helped in making changes in students’ lives because you see them on a daily basis—and I mean daily basis,” he says.

Lampano, who is in his 40s, describes how gratifying it is to witness improvements on campus and in the daily lives of students, especially for students he’s had previous encounters with.

In terms of making arrests, Lampano says his officers “clean up our own mess” by completing the booking and paperwork, and submitting it to the district attorney’s office or attending court to testify in a case. He says they make sure those arrested receive the necessary punishment for their actions.

“I know officer Lampano because he comes through the Student Services building to make his rounds,” says Laura Reyes-Quillin, City College Admissions and Records clerk. “He made it a point to introduce himself to everybody. He’s a very friendly guy.”

Lampano moved at 17 to the United States from the Philippines with his parents, where his father had been a police officer. When Lampano was 31, he joined the U.S. Air Force.

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Lampano served in the military for 12 years, yet he says working for the U.S. Air Force was more docile than working for the campus police.

“It helped me to focus more, and at the same time it allowed me to understand what it’s like to work in a stressful environment,” Lampano says of his time in the military.

Lampano has seen many crimes on campus, with varying degrees of unlawfulness. Yet, in his opinion, the worst case he’s dealt with was during his first year as a City College police officer.

“The worst one I’ve seen was this person watching child pornography on his computer in the library,” says Lampano, with a look of utter revulsion on his face. “The people being victimized can’t 
even defend themselves.”

Lampano and his team were able 
to arrest the man and take him to jail where he awaited trial for his offense
and is now currently a registered sex 

Part of being a sergeant requires that Lampano stand on call at least once a 
month. These calls are sent from campus dispatchers that are available 24 
hours a day, seven days a week. Despite the stress and frequent 
injuries, Lampano says he still loves his
 job and is very passionate when he comes
 to work every day. During his days off, he takes time to relax with his daughter, walk his dog Bear and work off stress
from work by going to the gym or the 
shooting range.

Natalie Lopez, a receptionist and 
clerk at the campus Police Department, describes her boss Lampano as a “pretty
 cool guy” who works very hard.

“He’s very strict, but he cares about 
all of his workers a lot,” says Lopez. “He 
looks out for them but also expects them 
to do their job properly. He’s always there 
for you if you need him.”

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