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SPRING 2018 231 Information and classes are subject to change, please see online schedule for the latest information. See our website: Designed by Chris Gatmaitan The Peralta Community College District contracts police services with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, to provide security patrol services for Laney College, Merritt College and the College of Alameda. With regard to Berkeley City College, the Sheriff’s Office primary function is compiling statistical information only. The Berkeley Police Department is responsible for security patrol functions at Berkeley City College. Mission Statement The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office/Peralta Police Services mission is to preserve the peace, maintain order and enforce state, federal, and local laws. Our goal is to provide a safe environment so that the educational process can be conducted in an orderly and unin- terrupted manner. Deputies focus on “partnerships” in addressing problems and/or concerns identified by campus staff and students. Peralta Police Authority Deputies assigned to the Peralta Community College District have peace officer authority, pursuant to section 830.1 of the California Penal Code. Each deputy has met all state standards and train- ing requirements, and has the same authority as municipal police officers. Sheriff Technicians also are employed by Police Services, but do not have peace officer authority. Peralta Police works in partnership with and will request assistance from the Oakland Police Department, Alameda Police Department or the Berkeley Police Department for incidents which require resources not readily available at Peralta Colleges. Peralta Police Services joins the entire Peralta College Community in welcoming you. The goal of our department is to provide the safest possible environment for all campuses, so everyone can enjoy all of its facilities. Although your safety is our major concern, we also monitor fire and intrusion alarms as well as enforce parking regulations. Calls for service are prioritized and response time will vary with the location, nature and urgency of the situation. Crime Prevention Crime prevention is the responsibility of all staff and students. Members of the campus community should be aware of their sur- roundings and of circumstances which seem out of the ordinary. Willingness to look out for each other and to report all suspicious individuals or activities to the campus police will assure that the campus will be a safe, secure place to work and to study. Personal Safety Tips It’s easy to give criminals an opportunity to strike; just be a little careless, forgetful, too trusting, and gullible. But, it’s just as easy to remove the temptation; by being careful, alert, cautious, and aware. Most criminal activity occurs because opportunities exist for crimes to be committed. Take away the opportunity and crime can be greatly reduced. You are your own best security. An awareness of the following crime prevention pointers, together with your own common sense, will help reduce the opportunity for others to commit a crime against you. • Lock your car, office or residence whenever leaving it. • Keep your car or building key ready in your hand • Avoid unnecessary hazards of poorly lighted or unfamiliar areas. • Know the locations of telephones and “Blue Phones” on campus. • When working after hours, notify Police Services of your location. Lock all doors leading to the area you are in. • Never leave personal items unattended in common areas. Questions, suggestions and/or concerns regarding Campus Safety and Security may be directed to Police Services at (510) 465-3514. Your fears and concerns will be treated with the utmost importance by Peralta Police Services. Bike Patrol Peralta Police’s commitment to continuous improvement towards enhancing the personal safety of students and visitors to the Peralta Community created the desire for a bike patrol. This was estab- lished during the summer of 1997. The bikes will allow officers to reach locations inaccessible to the patrol car and at the same time respond quicker than officers patrolling on foot. Also the bike patrol enhances our relations with the Peralta Community by making us more accessible to the public. Weapons Policy The unauthorized use, possession or storage of weapons, fireworks, or explosives is prohibited on any Peralta College premise (including vehicles) or at any Peralta Community College-sponsored activ- ity. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, firearms, pellet guns, bows and arrows, martial arts equipment, switchblade knives, swords, large knives, and clubs. Parking & Traffic Regulations All provisions of the California Vehicle Code apply to individu- als and to vehicles being driven on and about campus property and parking lots. All vehicle codes, including 21113 C.V.C., are strictly enforced. The speed limit is 5 m.p.h. in campus parking lots and property. Students may only park in designated student parking areas. Persons must obey all California Vehicle Codes and carefully read and follow the campus parking and traffic signage. Illegally parked vehicles will be cited and/or towed at the owner’s expense. For towed vehicles, contact Peralta Police Services at (510) 465-3514. Parking violations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Peralta Police Services

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