Public Safety

GALLERY: 33rd Annual Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony

| 4:08 PM

San Diego County Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty were saluted Wednesday at the 33rd Annual Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. Members of agencies from across the region gathered at the County Administration Center to pay their respects. During the ceremony, family members of San Diego Police Officer […]

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Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

| 11:24 AM

By not promptly and properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescription medications in your home, you are taking a chance that they could be stolen or abused, by either a family member or visitors. You can turn them in to be safely destroyed at over 40 locations on Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday […]

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CERT members use a backboard to carry a mock victim to a triage station during a training exercise.

Trained Citizens Put Skills to Test in Disaster Scenario

| 1:55 PM

More than a hundred emergency response volunteers from throughout San Diego County assisted “victims” of a simulated explosion during a test of their skills at Cuyamaca College over the weekend. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are residents certified in basic emergency skills such as putting out small fires, triage and minor search and rescue. Twice […]

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Process to Begin to Fill District Attorney Vacancy

| 11:40 AM

The Board of Supervisors will review the process for appointing a new County District Attorney at its May 2 meeting. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced her retirement today after nearly 15 years in the position. Her last day on the job is July 7. Since the position of County District Attorney is an elected post […]