Tuesday, July 13, 2010

UAA auxiliary emergency team highlighted by Int'l Assn of Chiefs of Police

The UAA Auxiliary Emergency Team was one of the programs recently highlighted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Volunteers in Police Service Program (VIPS) in their publication, "VIPS in a College or University Setting."

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, has been a member of the UAA Police Department auxiliary team since its inception in 2007. The auxiliary team trains monthly during the academic year in areas such as traffic and crowd control, infectious disease control, handling of hazardous materials, pet rescue and shelter during disasters, radio communications, and search and rescue.

Many on the auxiliary team, including Dr. Chamard, have also been certified as Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) members. The auxiliary team participates in mock disaster drills (i.e., for pandemics and natural disasters) and assists the University Police Department in planned building evacuations.

Click here for UAA emergency information.