By Francisco Vara-Orta
The Los Angeles Times
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Santa Monica Police Department on Sunday launched a revamped method of patrolling the beach-side city, a community-oriented approach that assigns officers to a particular beat for a longer period of time and reshapes decades-old beat boundaries.
Under the plan, the 8.5-square-mile city of ab...
Calif. department redesigns beat method