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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
SECURES $25,000 IN NEW EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
Materials Will Help Police Manage Health Emergencies and Mass Treatment Situations

CHULA VISTA, CA – Southwestern College today announced that its Police Department (SWCPD) secured $25,000 in new emergency supplies and equipment to assist with mass treatment situations, including isolation gowns, cots, flashlights and a generator. The funding comes from grant funding through the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services.

“We have a responsibility to our students and community to be prepared for emergencies – and this equipment helps us move closer to that goal,” Interim Superintendent/President Denise Whittaker said. “Congratulations to Sergeant Robert Sanchez whose was instrumental in acquiring these supplies.”

                In addition to basic recording and management supplies such as pencils and clipboards, the equipment includes:

  • First Aid kits with bio spill gear
  • Assorted medical supplies
  • Protective goggles, masks and respirators
  • Cots, tents and folding tables and chairs

“Southwestern College is now better prepared to respond to a serious emergency,” Police Chief Brent Chartier said.

SWCPD was certified by the California Commission On Peace Officer Standards And Training in August 1997. Since that time, the Department has continued to meet the standards set by the State of California. SWCPD provides police services on and around the main campus and Higher Education Centers across the South County.

About Southwestern College
Accredited since 1964, Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education in southern San Diego County, serving approximately 400,000 residents of communities including Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Nestor, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Sunnyside and Coronado. The College offers more than 312 associate degree and certificate options. 

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