Department Of Public Safety
Department Of Public Safety
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About the Department of Public Safety
The Solano Community College District Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) accredited law enforcement department established by Board of Trustees Resolution No. 21/22-10. The Department of Public Safety consists of a Chief of DPS, sworn sergeants, non-sworn public safety officers and a public safety service technician.
The responsibilities of DPS include campus security; traffic and parking control; prevention and detection of crime; and enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws and District regulations and policies. DPS has the primary responsibility for direction, planning, and controlling vehicle and pedestrian traffic on College grounds. DPS oversee the painting of roadways and curbs, placement of control signs, removal of hazardous obstructions, and other related tasks.
DPS personnel make inspections of facilities to insure physical security; design and present programs to reduce risk from criminal acts; review plans and new construction additions to facilities to insure against design defects that could contribute to criminal acts; make preventative patrols of grounds; make necessary arrests and detentions; and interact with all other law enforcement and investigative agencies.
Sworn personnel receive continuing professional training in first aid, CPR, emergency response, disaster preparedness, de-escalation techniques, anti-bias, defensive tactics, and other topics each year. All sworn personnel have graduated from a regional police academy and have full peace officer powers per 830.32(a) of the Penal Code and 72330 of the Education Code.
Non-sworn Public Safety Officers are trained in Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure and Firearms per California Penal Code 832. Public Safety Officers are not sworn officers but are provided special authority by the California Penal Code, California Vehicle Code and Education Code to enforce campus rules and regulations. Safety Officers are the first line of support for the campus sworn personnel. Many are trained in and have responsibility for collecting field evidence, taking crime reports, and parking enforcement. Public Safety Officers are also trained in first aid, CPR, and emergency response procedures.
Public Safety Technician provides information to the public, dispatch officers to calls for service or crimes in progress, answer DPS telephone calls, maintain accurate and detailed records, log calls for service, compile information and data for statistical and financial reports, and provide support services for field officers.
Message From The Chief of DPS
Welcome to Solano Community College! We are a large multi-campus district with a workforce of 600 and a student body of over 7,000. The college is located in an area where it possesses an inviting mix of rural and suburban lifestyles and easy access to all of the urban amenities associated with two of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitan regions, Sacramento and San Francisco. We are celebrating over 77 years of delivering quality education to our community at large. My staff and I are honored to have the privilege of serving you and all members of our campus community and guests.
We are committed to promoting a safe and engaging learning environment where all can enjoy the challenges and rewards of the educational process free of fear, apprehension, harassment, or discrimination. In order to achieve a safe and healthy learning environment, we must all share responsibility by exemplifying the code of conduct and reporting all emergencies, crimes, suspicious activities and safety hazards to the Department of Public Safety. Together we can continue to make Solano Community College a model of educational excellence and guarantee educational opportunities for generations to come. I wish everyone a successful educational experience and appreciate your on-going support in keeping Solano Community College safe and prosperous.
Chief Brian Travis
Department of Public Safety
Solano Community College