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DMC emphasizes security

Josselyn Obregon

@JTO_NEWS

Security is a matter of importance to all, especially after so many attacks in recent months that have left dozens dead in different parts of the country. Del Mar College has a comprehensive security plan, ranging from staff and student education to prevention and training necessary to respond to any type of attack.

Lauren White, chief of security at DMC, said the college uses a variety of ways to help keep students safe, including security cameras, working in conjunction with Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi Fire Department, private security companies and specialized training. The goal is to have first responders on the scene of any incident within 30 seconds at any DMC facility.

In the event of a firearm attack, White stressed the importance of keeping safe. The website www.delmar.edu/safety lists several resources and steps to take in any attack or emergency.

While DMC trains staff on what to do in an emergency, students also receive training through electronic platforms and at new student orientation.

White said the main goal is to maintain a safe environment for students, staff and visitors.

Reports of violent of suspicious behavior should be reported to DMC Security at 361-698-1946 or to the emergency number, 361-698-1199. In case of non-emergency, students can visit the administrative office or Harvin Center for assistance and guidance.

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