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College Police Review Task Force created in midst of social justice issues in America

The District Governance Council and the chancellor will review recommendations in December 2020
Gabriel Schneider, Managing Editor September 23, 2020
San Diego Community College District has formed a review task force to evaluate policing in its District. This would include curriculum from the police academy at Miramar College.
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San Diego Community College District Police Chief Joseph Ramos

Q&A with SDCCD Police Chief Joseph Ramos

SDCCD Police is the largest community college police department in the state of California
Gabriel Schneider, Staff Writer June 15, 2020
San Diego Community College District Police Chief Joseph Ramos discussed the ban of carotid restraint and the protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
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Protest at County Administration Building

UPDATE: Hundreds gather for peaceful protest in Downtown San Diego

The march against racial injustice and police brutality was composed of mostly young people
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, Managing Editor June 8, 2020
On the tenth day after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, over a thousand people took part in a protest at Waterfront Park. The protest on June 6 was completely peaceful with people from all races gathered.
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SDCCD Police vehicle with lights on

City College police required to use force, incident caught on video

SDCCD police officers arrested a suspect with three outstanding warrants in the AH/BT quad.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2019
San Diego City College student Ryan Gonzalez was walking down the stairs to the AH/BT quad to leave campus on April 3 when he noticed a police vehicle roll onto campus. Gonzalez said he saw two officers approached a man and put him into handcuffs before the man fell to the ground.  
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The San Diego Community College District Police Department promotes active shooter training for students and faculty, although their methods have not been tested by a real shooting emergency.

Parkland massacre calls campus safety into question

Monica de la Cruz, Managing Editor February 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 The mass shooting that resulted in the death of 17 students in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 devastated the country, and once again called into question the safety of schools in America. An...

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Tips when pulled-over

Tips when pulled-over

Mike Madriaga October 24, 2016

With the shooting-deaths of unarmed men by police gaining national attention, including the recent killing of Alfred Olango in El Cajon, City Times reached out to campus police for guidelines on how to...

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Perspective: Student faces police brutality

Denise White November 10, 2015

A video of Deputy Ben Fields throwing a black female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina has recently gone viral. There have been retweets and posts being shared all over social...

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Recent crimes cause campus safety concern

Justine Schulz October 15, 2015

The lack of officers on campus has raised concerns from the Math Department faculty due to the recent crimes on campus. “I feel like they’re understaffed,” Carolyn Thomas of the Mathematics...

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Perspective: In defense of Josh Duggar

Phoenix Webb September 27, 2015

Josh Duggar is not a monster, baby raper or child molester. He is a victim of circumstances and ignorant parents.Strict rules that negatively impacted Josh Duggar's sexual development and a mother distracted...

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Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint by the M building

Justine Schulz September 14, 2015

A man was reportedly held at gunpoint at the West lower patio of the M building at San Diego City College on Sept. 12 at 11:41 a.m., authorities said. The victim was approached by a suspect from behind...

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