Community Programs & Events

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Ride-Along Program

Southwestern College students and staff can request to ride along with a campus police officer while they carry out their duties. To apply for this program, you must fill out the Ride-Along Request form and pass a background check. You will be contacted shortly to schedule your ride-along. 

RAD Class

The R.A.D. Program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

Designed as a free and comprehensive course for women (however, people of all genders are welcome), the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training.

The course is taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provides you each with a workbook/reference manual which outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth.

The R.A.D. Program is held at our Chula Vista campus, and open to all SWC students and community members above the age of 16. Current campus COVID guidelines must be followed throughout the duration of the program to ensure the wellness of all participants and instructors. 

If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the R.A.D. Program Interest Form. After filling out the form, you will be contacted when upcoming meeting dates/times are scheduled. 

CPR Classes

CPR Training classes will be held at the College Police station soon. Whether you are training to meet a job requirement or for personal reasons, you can learn to save a person's life. Come back to this page as more updates are posted. Upcoming meetings will be posted on SWC's Event Calendar.

Campus Advisory Committee on Policing

The Campus Advisory Committee on Policing enhances communication and collaboration between the Police Department and the College community that it serves. The Committee provides a forum to exchange safety and security related ideas and discuss community safety issues impacting the SWCCD community. The Committee is an avenue to help College Police Services understand campus community members’ experiences, needs, and perspectives. 

Recent Meeting

Campus Advisory Committee on Policing
Friday, February 23, 2024

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: College Police Station, Building 22

View Meeting Agenda

Committee Documents

Commendations, Questions, & Complaints

If you would like to voice a commendation, question, or complaint, there are several approaches you may take. You can:

  • Talk to the Chief of Police or a Police Sergeant by calling (619) 482-6380 or calling the Office of the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs at (619) 482-6310
  • Submit feedback digitally through the Commendations, Questions, Complaints Google Form
  • Submit a written complaint using the Complaint Form (Word Document) which can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Chief of Police in Building 22 or the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs in Room 46B-152A at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910