Campus Public Safety has gone through a revamp with new Campus Public Safety Director Gabriel Corona by creating a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on campus, as well as a welcoming and modern feel to the Campus Public Safety office.
The Campus Public Safety office now has a fresh, modern look that appears bright, clean, and professional. There are Campus Public Safety officers immediately inside the entrance with an iPad waiting for students purchase parking passes or fill out other important documents in one visit. The iPad allows Campus Public Safety to be more helpful to students, according to Dulce Campo, a Campus Public Safety Officer.
The Campus Public Safety officers are passionate about finding ways to keep those on campus safe should an emergency arise, which is why they have started CERT, a nationwide organization that trains individuals to know how to react in different emergency situations, according to Jonathan Moralez, a Campus Public Safety Officer.
With only six Campus Public Safety officers, Campo and Moralez believe that students must learn how to help themselves and others in emergencies.
“We already have students who are wanting to save lives,” said Campo, referring to nursing students and students who are interested in becoming EMTs.
Campus Public Safety is planning events for students to get to know the officers and have fun learning how to respond in emergencies. Monday, Sept. 24 Campus Public Safety hosted their first event where students got to meet the officers and ask them questions.
“The event was a great turnout and students were very much interested. We already have volunteers signed up to assist us in creating emergency preparedness videos,” Campo said.
The next CERT session will take place Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.