The Advocate

Drill preps for active shooter

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2019

On Aug. 21, Contra Costa College conducted a shelter in place drill to train staff on how to react in an active shooter event on campus. At 9:48 a.m., the fire alarm sounded and people across campus were instructed to shelter...

Police Services moves into new home

By Daniel Hernandez, Advocate Staff

April 17, 2019

After decades of doing work from a portable and months of construction and delays, Police Services finally moved into the new Campus Safety Center this past Friday. Police Services staff were on schedule to move over spring...

Armed robbers steal iPhone and backpacks near campus

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2018

Two students were robbed at gunpoint by two unknown male assailants on Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m. near the corner of Shane and Loyola drives across from Lot 10, a block off campus. “It appears, at this time, to be isolated. I don’t...

Police Services Center upgrades equipment, centralizes services

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Students may have noticed some construction next to the Gymnasium in Lot 4 as a state-of-the-art police station and emergency operations center goes up. Police Services will get a much-needed upgrade to its facilities at Contra...

Drills send campus into active safety prep

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

There have been active shooters on school campuses across the nation and with no sign of gun regulation in sight it seems that colleges, schools and communities must work together on this issue or at least be prepared to face...

Applied Arts Building undergoes emergency readiness operations

By Jose Arebola, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Confusion set in on Oct. 3 as students were flooded with fire drills, speaker announcements and even presidential alerts, all aimed at easing stress and offering direction in case of an emergency. Contra Costa College is enhancing...

Forums raise awareness on crime prevention

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

On the heels of a disturbing study which claims more shooting deaths have occurred at U.S. schools in the last 18 years than were recorded in the entire 20th century, Police Services decided to take a proactive approach toward...

Police Services app helps maximize safety

By Jessica Suico, News Editor

September 11, 2018

An app to help students and faculty feel safer and for police officers to respond quicker on campus has been established. CampusShield offers a quicker option to contact Police Services or a local police departmen...

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