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School of Public Safety

School of Public Safety

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The School of Public Safety is one of the largest public safety training centers in Southern California and is located at the Ben Clark Training Center. The School of Public Safety prepares hundreds of students to work as law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, correctional officers, dispatchers, probation officers, crime analysts, and specialists in emergency management and homeland security.


Here to Help You Succeed

Need help planning your academic career? Have questions or want to figure out if you have everything you need to graduate or transfer? The Public Safety engagement center is here to help. Find resources, learn about your success team, and get help.

Your Success Team

Your engagement center's success team consists of counselors, educational advisors, peer mentors, faculty and support staff.

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Schedule a 45 minute meeting with a counselor to have a longer conversation about your academic goals.

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Engagement Center Live

Get assistance without an appointment from your success team. You may be helped by a counselor, educational advisor or peer mentor. Sessions are limited to 15 minutes.

Monday: 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: 12 - 4 pm
Wednesday: 12 - 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm
Friday: Online Services Closed

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Make an Appointment or Drop In Virtual Engagement Center



Offered Degrees and Certificates

A Associate Degree    C Certificate    O Online Degree    

Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice for Transfer
Basic Public Safety Dispatch
Correctional Deputy Academy
Emergency Medical Technician
Fire Service Leadership
Fire Technology
Firefighter Academy
Law Enforcement: Basic Peace Officer
Law Enforcement: Corrections

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Administration of Justice
Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Contact Us

Dean of Public Safety

Phillip Rawlings
Administrative Assistant: Julie Perez
Phone: (951) 571-6314
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Faculty Department Chair

Robert Fontaine
Professor, Emergecy Medical Services
Phone: (951) 571-6393
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