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1 San Diego, California March 26, 2007

2 College and Career Transitions Initiative Public Safety Career Pathways

3 San Diego Miramar College Public Safety Career Pathways

4 Preparing High School Students for Public Safety Careers Law Enforcement Detentions Fire Science Emergency Medical Services Lifeguarding

5 Public Safety Agency Partners San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies San Diego County Fire Departments Emergency Medical Care Agencies Lifeguard Departments

6 Areas of Focus Expand Program of Study for Law Enforcement to other local high schools

7 Areas of Focus Develop new Fire Science Pathway in 2007/2008

8 Maintain CCTI Project Goals Build upon strategies to decrease the need for remediation Increase awareness of careers in Public Safety at secondary and middle schools Continue curriculum alignment and articulation efforts with secondary partners Areas of Focus

9 Alignment with 4-year universities Areas of Focus

10 San Diego’s Public Safety Agency Representatives William Lansdowne, Chief of Police Assistant Sheriff Michele Braatz

11 San Diego Miramar Career Pathway Project Public Safety Law Enforcement Careers 2003-2007 Lynne Ornelas Associate Dean/ Tech Prep CCTI Project Coordinator

12 PHASE ONE 2003-2005 High School Partner Crawford Educational Complex School of Business and Law College Partner Miramar College, Administration of Justice and SDCCD- Tech Prep Program

13 OUTCOMES Decrease need for remediation Increase enrollment & persistence Increase achievement at postsecondary levels Increase attainment of degrees, certificates… Increase entry into employment / further education

14 DELIVERABLES Improvement Plan Model program of study for Public Safety Strategies to improve academic performance Baseline & outcome data/reports Partnership benchmarks, strategies, challenges

15 PHASE 1 STRATEGIES Identified an early assessment tool - EarlyAssessment/Placement (EAP) √ –Created by CSU system –Taken from previous California State Testing (CST’s) –Provides students with College readiness snapshot Created an Aligned Program of Study Law Enforcement √ Developed an Articulation Agreement √ H.S. course:ROP Law Office Procedures and College course: CBTE 221 Legal Office Procedures – 3 college units Designed Early College Experience – Summer Career Institute √ ADJU 106 - Diversity – 3 college units College Support Services √ CCTI Counselor – assigned to high school

16 WHAT HAPPENED CHALLENGES STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS HIGH SCHOOL STRUCTURAL CHANGE REMEDIATION NEEDS ≠ STRATEGIES

17 RECOVERY WHAT DID WE LEARN? WHERE ARE WE NOW?

18 PHASE 2 2006-2007 LEADS HS, SD Educational Complex Scott Giusti, Principal MIRAMAR COLLEGE Jordan Omens, Professor, Administration of Justice

19 REVISED STRATEGIES Recruitment of students Selection of students Scheduling Partnership/Support with Miramar Orientation Counseling (LEADS and Miramar) The future of the program

20 Career Pathway Law Enforcement

21 Southern California College and Career Transitions Initiative Network Summit Jordan Omens San Diego Miramar College School of Public Safety March 26, 2007

22 Anticipated Outcomes of CCTI At a minimum, –Decreased need for remediation –Increased enrollment and persistence –Increased academic and skill achievement –Increased attainment of degrees or credentials –Increased entry into employment

23 Why public safety?

24 Survey Questions

25 Question #1: I am interested in studying or majoring in the criminal justice field. Strongly Agree14.0% Agree21.9% Neither Agree or Disagree29.1% Disagree18.2% Strongly Disagree16.8% n = 292

26 Question #2: In the future, I would like to work in the criminal justice field. Strongly Agree11.6% Agree17.8% Neither Agree or Disagree29.5% Disagree25.0% Strongly Disagree16.1% n = 292

27 Question #3: I believe the criminal justice field would be an enjoyable career. Strongly Agree15.4% Agree38.0% Neither Agree or Disagree24.0% Disagree13.0% Strongly Disagree9.6% n = 292

28 Question #4: People that work in the criminal justice field are well paid. Strongly Agree18.2% Agree45.5% Neither Agree or Disagree30.5% Disagree3.1% Strongly Disagree2.7% n = 292

29 Question #5: People that work in the criminal justice field are intelligent. Strongly Agree13.7% Agree42.1% Neither Agree or Disagree33.9% Disagree4.8% Strongly Disagree5.5% n = 292

30 Question #6: People that work in the criminal justice field are racist or prejudice. Strongly Agree6.5% Agree10.3% Neither Agree or Disagree42.1% Disagree22.9% Strongly Disagree18.2% n = 292

31 Question #7: Most people that work in the criminal justice field are male. Strongly Agree3.8% Agree27.1% Neither Agree or Disagree39.7% Disagree17.8% Strongly Disagree11.6% n = 292

32 Question #8: Most people that work in the criminal justice field are female. Strongly Agree1.0% Agree5.8% Neither Agree or Disagree46.9% Disagree30.8% Strongly Disagree15.4% n = 292

33 Question #9: Women are not encouraged to work in the criminal justice field. Strongly Agree3.4% Agree8.6% Neither Agree or Disagree34.2% Disagree32.2% Strongly Disagree21.6% n = 292

34 Question #10: Racial or ethnic minorities are not encouraged to work in the criminal justice field. Strongly Agree7.9% Agree8.9% Neither Agree or Disagree41.1% Disagree21.6% Strongly Disagree20.5% n = 292

35 Question #11: If I wanted to, I could get hired in the criminal justice field. Strongly Agree20.2% Agree30.1% Neither Agree or Disagree34.6% Disagree9.6% Strongly Disagree5.5% n = 292

36 Perceptions of Public Safety Money

37 Position TitleSalaryPositions Police Recruit (six months)$44,699.2030 Police Officer I (two years)$59,358.00125 Police Officer II (testing begins)$75,806.901,584 Police Agent$79,537.3816 Police Sergeant$92,066.26307 Police Lieutenant$111,173.9251 Police Captain$132,058.1613 Approximate Sworn Classification Pay Scale – City of San Diego Including applicable shift differential and educational incentive as of 12/18/04 not including benefits

38 Perceptions of Public Safety Money Getting hired

39 Getting Hired Objective criteria are low Social factors significant Recruiting is a top priority –City of Baltimore

40 Getting Hired Diversity is a priority

41 San Diego POA Website

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43 San Diego Sheriff Website

44 Getting Hired Diversity is a priority –Organizations such as PERF, DOJ and POST have cited this as a critical issue dating back to the 1960s –Research states many of the benefits are based more on stereotypes than on empirical evidence –Many of the benefits are based on the assumption of homogeneity among members of race and ethnic groups

45 Getting Hired Diversity is a priority –Individuals entering into policing, regardless of race or ethnicity, may not necessarily be representative of inner city urban communities

46 Perceptions of Public Safety Money Getting hired Dangerous

47 The risk of getting killed may not be as bad as you probably think

48 Dangerous: Suicide Rates Police officers are three times more likely to kill themselves than to be killed in the line of duty Source: National Police Suicide Foundation

49 Public Trust in the Police: 1995 1.Firefighter 2.Pharmacist 3.Teacher 4.Dentist 5.Clergy 6.Stock Broker 7.Doctor 8.Accountant 9.Funeral Director 10.Police Officer 11.Lawyer 12.Politician Source: DOJ poll published in “Public Service with Honor” January, 1997

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51 Our Approach Role models Eliminating barriers Early intervention Real experience Pathways are more than sequencing courses…

52 Crawford High Educational Complex Creation of a Summer Institute at Miramar College

53 Sample of 2005 Lesson Plan TopicAgency NarcoticsSan Diego Police Department RecruitingSan Diego Police Department Criminal ProsecutionSan Diego County District Attorney SWATNational City Police Department Dispute Resolution / MediationNational Conflict Resolution Center Civil RightsAmerican Civil Liberties Union Defensive TacticsSan Diego County Sheriff’s Department Substance AbuseSan Diego County District Attorney Diversity in the WorkplaceSan Diego Urban League US District Courthouse San Diego County Superior Court Student Mock Trial

54 School of Public Safety Scholarship Developed the School of Public Safety Scholarship at Miramar College –Career Experience Day – Police Foundation –Multi-Cultural Law Day – University of San Diego –Mock Trials – National Institute of Trial Advocacy –Undercover Operations – Communities Against Substance Abuse

55 San Diego High Educational Complex LEADS High School

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57 San Diego High Educational Complex Personal contact at their campus Class content entirely online (WebCT) Flexible schedule Time and resources available on campus with no fee

58 The Answer Collaboration with local industry Build upon the CCTI structure Addressing the reality of the profession Develop strategies to strengthen student success

59 Questions?


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