Palomar College Learning For Success

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Building an Antiracist Culture at Palomar College

Category: Racial Equity for Police Reform

Improve and include race-conscious and race-based training for current Palomar
police department officers and students in public safety programs.

Campus Police Department Update


  • Facilitated a class with ESL on police community relations
  • Completed State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) 2-hour training on hate crime investigations
  • On April 27th, participated in a sexual violence prevention forum in partnership with  San Diego City Attorney’s office, “Candid conversations with our law enforcement advocates”,  as part of our  Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant work.
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Palomar College Police Academy Update

Activity Update May 2021

The Academy developed and introduced more verbal communication skills into its curriculum that go far beyond the mandates of our state accrediting agency (POST).

  1. Including overview and response to cultural diversity, anti-racism & anti-discrimination
  2. Providing the student with a more in-depth examination of Socio-economic groups
  3. Implementing specific training in responding to and employing de-escalation tactics

The Academy established and implemented first of its kind community forum within the academy program.… Read the rest “Palomar College Police Academy Update”

Campus Police Department Update

October 2020 – January 2021 Activities

  • The Department’s Use of Force policy is available on the Department website.
  • A commendation/complaint online form is available on the Department website.
  • Department employees completed the U.S. Department of Justice Safe Policing and Safe Communities Certification to gain eligibility for Department of Justice grants.
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First Regional Police Academy meeting scheduled!

The first regional meeting of police academies from: Imperial Valley, Miramar, Palomar, Southwestern, and Grossmont has been scheduled.   The Goal: To align our region’s Police Academies to enhance POST-mandated cultural diversity training with respect to experiential learning opportunities.  Updates coming soon!… Read the rest “First Regional Police Academy meeting scheduled!”

Powerful Plenary video kicks off Plenary & Antiracist Action at Palomar College

A powerful video created by faculty, staff and the good folks at PCTV was aired at this year’s fall plenary.  The video documents faculty and staff of color’s expereinces with racism and privilege. The video is courageous, inspirational, and honest and was overwhelmingly lauded by community members.… Read the rest “Powerful Plenary video kicks off Plenary & Antiracist Action at Palomar College”