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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Building an Antiracist Culture at Palomar College

Racial Equity for Police Reform

The objective of this action item is to improve and include race-conscious and race-based training for current Palomar police department officers and students in public safety programs.

Progress

The information provided below shows the annual progress Palomar College is making on Racial Equity for Police Reform.  This work is collaborative and involves staff, faculty, and students with the ultimate goal of furthering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the District.

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Racial Equity for Police Reform

All Updates

Campus Police Department Update

COMPLETED INITIATIVES 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... Read more »

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). Including overview and response to cultural diversity, anti-racism & anti-discrimination Providing the student with a more in-depth examination of Socio-economic groups Implementing specific training in responding to... Read more »

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. The Department started California Department... Read more »

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!  

Summer 2020 Updates For The Police Academy

Please see the Police Academy Diversity statement for more detail as to work that has been done on these issues through the years .  Summer Updates Include: Palomar College Police Academy has  banned all forms of training on the use of the carotid restraint (choke hold). A decision accepted, received, and supported by executive and... Read more »

Racial Equity for Police Reform

Educators for Antiracism Call to Action #1 Objective: Improve and include race-conscious and race-based training for current Palomar police department officers and students in public safety programs.