The American River Current

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates and Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an update on the needs of the LRPD. The police department is implementing changes to the department across the dis...

Are we prepared for a school emergency?

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, American River College officials are re-examining many of their secuirty protocols. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards

March 14, 2018

By Brienna Edwards and Luis Gael Jimenez Parkland, Florida became home to one of the world’s deadliest school massacres when Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was victim to a mass shooting on Feb. 14   Thirty four bullets punctured flesh, tearing apart families and stealing innocence. Sevent...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake, fire, flood, etc., and to remedy some of the questions and conflicting information. After reaching ...

Mass shooting resolution sparks debate at Senate meeting

Sen. Kevin Phan explains his resolution suggesting the Los Rios Police Department add more police on campus at the Student Senate meeting Thursday. Debate between board members lasted nearly 20 minutes before voting was postponed. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 23, 2016

A resolution urging the Los Rios Police Department to station more police on campus sparked debate amongst the American River College Student Senate at its meeting Thursday. Sen. Laurie Jones was the first to object, saying that “school shooting increases are a myth” according to her sociology t...

Senate debates whether more police are needed on campus at meeting

Senate Director of Activities Kevin Phan tells the board why American River College needs more police on campus. Phan introduced a resolution urging the Los Rios Police Department to station officers in the library, Davies Hall and the Student Center during Thursday's meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

April 8, 2016

A resolution urging Los Rios Police Department to add more police on campus caused a passionate discussion about preventing mass shootings on campus at Thursday’s American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting. Senate urged the LRPD station to place a minimum of at least one off...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety resolution, Club Day theme decided at recent meetings

CAEB President Justin Nicholson sits in on a recent Student Senate meeting. Nicholson said he is looking forward to planning the March 17 Club Day, which will have a

Robert Hansen

March 8, 2016

The resolution for safety prioritization passed unanimously, a Club Day theme was decided, and ASB application packets were made available at recent Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate meetings. Senate President David Hylton proposed the creation of an on-campus event to ...

Senate passes campus safety bill, discusses RT fares at meeting

Student Senate President David Hylton II talks about potential themes for the upcoming Club Day  at Thursday's Senate meeting. Club Day will be on March 17. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

February 26, 2016

A campus safety resolution, the cancellation of March in March and a resolution against the proposed raise of Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) fares were among the topics discussed at the American River College Associated Student Body Student Senate meeting Thursday. The resolution for safety prioritization pas...

ASB Notebook: Campus safety, March in March cancellation big topics at recent board meetings

Student Senate President David Hylton II discusses the agenda for the Feb. 18, 2016 Student Senate meeting. Hylton also recently announced that he plans to seek re-election this semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 22, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at the Feb. 8 Student Senate meeting. A shooting took place on the campus of Sacramento City College during the fall 2015 semester—the first-ever shooting on a Los Rios Community College Campus—which along with many...

Campus safety becomes high priority at CAEB meeting

Campus safety was a major topic at Tuesday's CAEB meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

February 10, 2016

Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones introduced a bill aimed at campus safety at Tuesday’s student senate meeting. Last semester, Sacramento City College had a deadly shooting, which along with many other recent violent incidents on campuses across the nation have raised concerns of cam...

Faculty now able to contact campus police via desktop icon

A screenshot of a faculty member's computer shows the emergency response notification icon, or ERNI, near the top, right corner. The ERNI was installed on computers of faculty and staff as part of the American River College administration's Safe Campus Initiative. (Screenshot of ARC faculty computer)

Lena DoBynes

November 20, 2015

In an effort to increase campus safety, many faculty members’ computers across campus were installed with a program that allows the user a new avenue to contact campus police. The Emergency Response Notification Icon, or ERNI, appears as a bright pink triangle with an exclamation point in the center...

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