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Campus Public Safety News:

Active Shooter

Homeland Security has developed a video on the means to react to an active shooter situation called Run-Hide-Fight . Please view the video and know what to do if disaster strikes.

Clery Report-Annual Security Report is Available 

The 2012  Security Report (Clery Report) is available in the Campus Public Safety office. Please contact Paul Turgeon, Director of Campus Public Safety, at ext. 6161 or paul.turgeon@vanguard.edu

Parking Lot Closure

Due to the construction on the Soccer Field the Gym Lot (Lot I) will be closed for the Fall Semester. (See Campus Map for lot locations)

All Students, Staff and Faculty are asked to avoid this lot due to the heavy amount of truck traffic and construction materials in the area.

Fencing has been placed around the restricted zone to prevent entry.

If you have any questions please contact Facilities at ext. 5431.

Fair Parking 2013

Our annual fair parking fundraiser is beginning this Friday.  VU campus groups and Newport Mesa Church ministries raise funds to support their organizations by accepting donations for parking stalls from fair goers.  The fair parking fundraiser will begin at 4:00pm Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun, from July 12th through August 11th.

To ease traffic concerns for those attending evening classes, after 4:00 pm all students, staff and faculty are encouraged to park in Lots E and F, located behind Smith Hall off Newport Blvd. These lots are designated for students, staff and faculty, and require a valid Vanguard University parking permit for entry.  Please assist our efforts by encouraging students, staff, faculty to enter and exit through Newport Blvd.  (See campus map)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding fair parking, please contact Ryan Moyher (rjmoyher@vanguard.edu – 714-662-5275) or Campus Public Safety (714-966-6799).

Campus Public Safety and all on campus organizations participating in fair parking thank you for your assistance and patience during this time of year.

Security Alert: Bike Thefts on campus

Bike thefts are on the rise. Since the start of the semester over 10 bikes have been reported stolen on campus, this is an extremely high number for our campus. Campus Public Safety has increased patrols around the bike racks, which has resulted in the arrest of two individuals last week, however, the thefts continue.

We need your help in identifying suspicious person on campus, any tip you can provide is appreciated. Please call the On-Duty Patrol Officer at 714-966-6799 or text an alert to 714-715-2829.

Bike Owners: We ask you to do two things, use multiple locks and use sturdy locks. A U-Shape Lock offers you the best protection.

READ MORE: http://www.ocweekly.com/2012-02-02/columns/hey-you-bicycle-theft/

Fair Parking

Fair parking is taking place once again this year. Groups on campus are raising funds to support their organizations by selling parking stalls to fair goers. Fair parking takes place after 4:00pm Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun, from July 13 till Aug 13th. To ease traffic concerns for those attending evening classes, after 4:00 pm all students, staff and faculty are encouraged to park in Lot’s E-F, located behind Smith Hall off Newport Blvd. These lots are designated for students, staff and faculty, and require a valid Vanguard University parking permit for entry. Campus Public Safety and all on campus organizations participating in fair parking, thank you for your assistance and patience during this time of year.

4th of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July just days away, the City of Costa Mesa wants to invite residents to have a fun as well as a safe holiday. Once again the VU Women’s Basketball Team has been approved by the City of Costa Mesa a to sell fireworks to the community.  Their stand is located in at the front of campus on Fair Drive.  Fireworks will be sold throughout the day from June 30 to July 4.  Members of the Vanguard Community (Faculty, Staff, Current Students) will receive a 10% discount on purchases.  Keep in mind no fireworks are allowed on Vanguard University property or allowed to be discharged in any university parking lot, sidewalk or structure.  However, fireworks may be discharged in the larger parking lots closest to Fair Drive by Newport Mesa Church.

In 2011, the Costa Mesa City Council approved new dates for the discharge of fireworks. Unlike past celebrations, residents will now be allowed to discharge “Safe and Sane Fireworks,” including Fire Marshall approved Sparklers and Spinners, from July 2nd through the 4th. The hours of discharge each day will be between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pmALL OTHER TIMES ARE PROHIBITED!  For those who live outside of the City of Costa Mesa, please check with your respective police or fire department regarding city ordinance for fireworks.

As a reminder, residents should only purchase fireworks from approved permitted vendors and should inspect all fireworks for the “Safe and Sane” seal. Additionally, residents will be allowed to purchase fireworks this year starting June 30th. It is important to remember that one must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to discharge fireworks and it is illegal to throw, toss, project or position fireworks to come in contact with another person’s body, private property or real property. Possession, use or sale of even one illegal firework or illegal use of just one “safe and sane “ firework is a violation of the City’s Municipal Code and violators may cited and fined up to $500.

For Costa Mesa residents, you are encouraged to call CMPD at (714) 754-5252 if you see or suspect any illegal fireworks activity. For further information on fireworks and fireworks safety tips, please contact Fire Prevention at (714) 327-7400.

On behalf of the Athletic Department and the Campus Public Safety Office, thank you for your support and have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

***PARKING***

Welcome to the 2011-2012 academic year!   As you know, our Vanguard community has grown.  In order to extend hospitality to all Vanguard University welcomes student to park in the following lots at any time:

A,B,C,D,G,H,I,J,K,L, & M http://www.vanguard.edu/about/campus-tour/campus-map/

The following lots are available to you Monday-Friday AFTER 5PM and weekends only:

E & F .  This lot is reserved for faculty and staff on weekdays. Vehicles parked in lots E & F that do not display an employee parking permit will be issued a citation.  Fines for violation will be charged $30.00.

Campus Public Safety (714-966-6799) is available to provide you a security escort from your car to any building on campus.

Need a parking permit sticker? You can stop by our office to receive one or order one on line at http://services.vanguard.edu/vehicle-registration-form/. If ordered on-line you will receive an e-mail telling you it is ready for pick-up. Please have your Driver License and License Plate number available.

If you have any questions regarding the parking policy, please review our webpage (http://services.vanguard.edu/campus-safety/) or contact Campus Public Safety at CampusSafety@vanguard.edu or by stopping by our Office located next to Needham Chapel.

**Emergency Preparedness Training**

Vanguard University is aware of the potential hazards and perils we face regarding

emergencies affecting our campus. In an effort to be properly prepared, respond effectively

and operate an efficient Emergency Operation Plan all staff and faculty members are asked

to complete the following on-line training by July 1.The training will take approximately

3.0 hours, you can pause the training, but do not close the browser.

 

NIMS ICS-100.HE TRAINING:

WHAT IT COVERS- ICS 100.HE, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

WHO MUST TAKE IT- All Staff, Faculty and Student Leaders.

In a Higher Education setting, staff should include University President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Chairs, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Faculty Members and university staff members, this training will reduce confusion regarding roles during a disaster.

To obtain the ICS-100 course materials or take the course online go to http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is100HE.asp (Paper Copy) or http://emilms.fema.gov/IS100HE/index.htm (Inter-Active Web Based) 

 Once completed please send a copy of your certificate of completion to Paul Turgeon, Director of Campus Public Safety, who is coordinating Emergency Preparedness on campus.

 If you have any questions please contact Paul Turgeon at paul.turgeon@vanguard.edu