Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Campus Safety

Southwestern College Main Campus

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It is the policy of the Southwestern Community College district to protect the college community and to protect property of the district under the administrative direction of the Senior Director of Business, Operations and Facilities Planning.

The Southwestern College Police Department is directed by the chief of police and provides around the clock police and patrol protection on the main campus. The community college police officers are sworn armed officers in compliance with the California Education Code and California Penal Code and possess the same authority under the law as municipal police officers. The Southwestern College Police Department is vested by the Governing Board with the responsibility to enforce on district property or at official District events, all applicable local, state and federal laws.

Southwestern College Police Officers have the authority and duty to conduct investigations, arrest violators and suppress campus crime. The college police department is linked with the Chula Vista Police Department to share criminal records, information on wanted persons as well as stolen vehicle and property information. The Chula Vista Police Department may also enforce law on district property.

Public Safety Assistants are employed by the College Police Department to assist in the Southwestern College Crime prevention program. They are student workers whose primary duties are parking enforcement, escort services and vehicle limited assistance.

Higher Education Center at San Ysidro (HEC, SY)
At the HEC, SY police services are provided by the San Diego Police Department. There are no college police officers assigned full time on the premises. Public Safety Assistants are assigned to provide escort services, parking control and vehicle limited assistance.

Higher Education Center at National City (HEC, NC)
At the HEC, NC police services are provided by the National City Police Department. There are no College Police Officers assigned full-time on the premises. Public Safety Assistants are assigned to provide escort services, parking control and vehicle limited assistance.

Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa (HEC, OM)
at the HEC, OM police services are provided by the Southwestern College Police and closely linked to the San Diego Police Department. Public Safety Assistants are assigned to provide escort services, parking control and vehicle limited assistance.

 

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