COM Police Department to Host Training for First Responders
Scenario-based training takes place July 18 through August 29
NOVATO / KENTFIELD, CA—July 13, 2018—Community members may observe an increased presence of police and firefighters at the Indian Valley Campus (IVC) from July 18 through August 29, but there is no cause for alarm. As part of ongoing efforts to make the campuses as safe as possible, the College of Marin Police Department is hosting an active killer and rescue task force training at IVC.
First responders from Marin County police and fire departments will be on campus participating in the exercises. The training is important as county agencies work together to manage incidents, such as an active killer scene, no matter where it occurs. This critical training is an essential component of proactive preparation for these types of situations. The campus community also benefits from this training by exposing its inner campus to those who may end up responding during an emergency.
Activities will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Miwok Cluster (Buildings 13, 14, 15, and 16) during the training. Individuals may see officers and firefighters running outside to access various entry points and walking to and from the training through campus parking lots. Additionally, scenarios will be run that may include smoke, popping sounds, yelling, general commotion, and the presence of first responder vehicles and replica firearms.
The area will be blocked off to prevent non-first responders from wandering into the area. Students, faculty, and staff have been advised to conduct their normal business and avoid the Miwok Cluster. The training should not have any impact on existing classroom instruction or campus activities.
Questions or concerns may be directed to College of Marin Police Chief Jeff Marozick, (415) 485-9647.
About College of Marin
Established in 1926, College of Marin remains committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of its diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. College of Marin is one of 114 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.
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