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New recruitments added to CCUPCA Jobs Board

CCUPCA is proud to continue to offer to its member agencies the ability to post current job recruitments for all relevant campus safety roles and functions.  CCUPCA also continues to provide this service to its members at no charge, as a means to support the recruiting efforts of our colleagues, helping to find the best people for the best job in the best place.

If you have positions you are recruiting for, contact us and we will get them included.  Typically, a job posting will remain on our board for 90 days.  We’ve recently added some new positions to the website, so be sure to visit www.CCUPCA.com/Employment for more information.

9th US Circuit Ruling Denies Carrying of Concealed Weapons

An important ruling that challenges the 2nd Amendment in its intent and an individual’s privilege to carry a firearm was handed down by the United States’ 9th Circuit Court:

June 9–LA Times

California gun owners can be denied permits to carry concealed firearms in public unless they show a specific necessity for a weapon, a federal appeals court decided Thursday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a 2014 ruling, said in a 7-4 decision that the Second Amendment does not give people the right to carry a concealed gun.

For more, click here.

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CCUPCA Honors its Finest

In April, CCUPCA presented several members of California’s colleges & universities community with awards for heroism and extraordinarily dedicated service.

This year’s recipients included:

The Award of Valor was presented to Officer Olaf Lopez, and the Award of Merit presented to Dispatcher Reannon Cook of the University of California, Merced Police Department for their respective actions in responding to an armed assailant who was in the process of carrying out a premeditated attack upon classmates and others on campus.  Though the assailant had already successfully stabbed several campus members, tragically including the death of a student, Officer Lopez successfully advanced upon the suspect and was able to stop the assailant from performing any additional attacks.  Dispatcher Cook’s dedicated and professional handling of various on-campus and external resources supported the emergency response and directly contributed to the rescue of other victims as well as securing the UC Merced campus.

The Award of Valor was also presented to Sergeant Archibald Mendoza, Sergeant Jose Alvarez and Officer Mark Mugiza for their dedicated response to critical-condition medical aids in two different scenarios.  In February of 2016, these officers responded to a person who had collapsed and was suffering cardiac arrest.  Due to the swift response including CPR and the implementation of an AED, the victim was successfully resuscitated and transported.  Upon arrival to the hospital, the student was immediately placed into surgery and then stabilized.

Just a month earlier, Sgt. Mendoza and Officer Mugica responded to graduate housing where a six-month old infant had become unconscious while being bathed.  Upon determining the child had no pulse, both officers employed CPR and AED protocols that resuscitated the baby so that transportation was possible.  Though the child lost its battle in recovery a month later, the swift actions of the officers provided the family an opportunity for very important closure of a precious life.

The Award of Distinction was presented to Officer James Everette of the San Diego Community College District Police Department, who responded to a disturbance and was immediately attacked by a suspect with an extensive criminal history.  Officer Everette suffered a broken leg during the altercation, but his actions immediately prevented the suspect from attacking others who were present.

The California College & University Police Chief’s Association proudly recognizes these actions as exemplary and thanks each of these deserving individuals for their service.

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CCUPCA Names Senator Lois Wolk “Legislator of the Year”

During the California College & University Police Chiefs Association Annual Conference, Senator Lois Wolk (SD-3) was announced as CCUPCA’s 2016 “Legislator of the Year” for her leadership in authoring the CCUPCA Co-Sponsored SB 707.

As part of this recognition, CCUPCA President Will Glen and Legislative Chair Stan Skipworth met with Senator Wolk at her office in the State Capitol during Law Enforcement Legislative Day, on April 13th.

SB 707 significantly advanced the 1995 California Gun Free School Zone Act, by mandating CCW-permit holders to acquire written authorization from the Presiding officer of any college or university before bringing a firearm onto campus.  This same bill also added a much needed exemption so that Honorably-Retired peace officers can carry a firearm while on the campus of a college or university anywhere in the State.

SB 707 took effect January 1, 2016, as part of Penal Code Section 626.9.

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2016 Campus Safety Conference Coming to Long Beach

On August 9-10, 2016, Campus Safety Magazine will host the Campus Safety Conference West at the beautiful and conveniently-located  Hilton Long Beach.

CCUPCA is proud to be a partner with Campus Safety Magazine for this year’s Conference West, and invites you to join us for this a 2-day intense conference for administrators and public safety officials, security and law enforcement executives from all over the country looking for solutions to campus safety, security, emergency management and technology challenges.

For more information, visit CCUPCA’s events site or CampusSafetyConference.com/West for more information.

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CCUPCA Members Invite Peers to take ItsOnUs.org Pledge

On February 28, 2016, Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the Academy Awards to call upon everyone to pledge to intervene when “…consent has not or can not be given…” as a commitment to eliminate sexual assaults upon America’s college and university campuses.

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association is dedicated to actively contributing to the elimination of sexual assaults upon the campuses of our institutions of higher learning, and joins this very important effort, by calling upon all of its peers and partners to take the pledge at http://itsonus.org/.

 

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23-Campus California State University Police Departments Join CCUPCA

The entire California State University and its 23-campus Police Departments officially became members of the California College & University Police Chiefs Association, effective January 1, 2016.

The California State University, with its 23 campuses, 460,000 students, and 47,000 faculty and staff, are the largest, and among the most diverse university systems in the country.

The police departments that serve each campus are independent, dedicated police departments are fully-certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), employing sworn police officers as defined by Penal Code Section 830.2 (c).

CCUPCA is proud of the ongoing relationship with each of these dedicated agencies, and is proud of the very unique and progressive alliance they will share for the future.

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CCUPCA Legislative Chair Participates at 2016 NAICU Conference

CCUPCA Legislative Chair Stan Skipworth was an invited panelist at the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities at its annual conference in Washington D.C., on January 31st and February 1st.

Skipworth participated on a panel to share effective strategies to break down barriers to effective communications with campus and local communities. In the wake of serious incidents ranging from protests on campus or the San Bernardino shooting, to the many day-to-day events that are shared with students, faculty, and staff, representatives from NAICU-member campuses demonstrated how to open new lines of communication in new ways, humanizing interactions via technology, and keeping stakeholders informed in the moment.

Skipworth also outlined the need for greater consistency in statutory laws in California and other states that would bring greater training, equipment, legal resources & laws and access to information largely limited to public higher education law enforcement agencies.

Panelists also included: Ronnell Higgins, Chief of Police, Yale University; Steven Lake, Director Safety and Security, Carson-Newman University; and Gus Porter, MPH, Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator, High Point University.

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Training Day added to CCUPCA Spring ’16 Conference

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association has once again added the very popular Training Day pre-conference seminar series.  And this year, CCUPCA offers a Training Day that will include updates and key information on:

  • Dispatch & Communications legal updates ,AND
  • Property & Evidence Management standards and requirements.

If you have not yet registered to join us in Lake Tahoe for what will be a fantastic 35th Anniversary Conference, you can do so now by clicking to register online or to download a PDF registration form.  It’s that easy!

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CCUPCA Annual Spring Conference Sets New Dates

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association has pushed back the dates  for its 2016 Annual Spring Conference and General Assembly.

The conference is now scheduled to be held April 12 through April 15.

This year’s conference will return to the beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe and will once again feature an ensemble of outstanding presenters on the prevailing issues for California campus policing among higher education institutions.

Based on the ongoing highly-positive response and interest between our conference attendees and our expo participants.  CCUPCA is also proud to continue to host one of the most engaging and productive corporate-partner and vendor expos in the industry.  Registration for the CCUPCA Spring Conference Expo and Sponsors Program will open soon.

For more information, visit the CCUPCA Events website.

Not a CCUPCA yet?  Join us now by clicking HERE.