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Council To Consider Sacramento And Los Rios Partnership

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The Sacramento City Council will decide Tuesday whether to continue a partnership between the police department and the Los Rios Community College System.

The Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center at McClellan  provides instruction for Sacramento Police Department officers.

Steve Segura is with the Los Rios Community College District and is dean of the center.

"It keeps a college-level relationship between in-service training and the departments for public safety and it's a good thing because it allows the departments to offset the pay for the cost of instruction for providing that training."

He says it also offers associate  degrees for people who wish to become police officers or firefighters.

"You're looking at almost a couple thousand students a year. In terms of hours we're looking in close to 290,000 hours."

If the council approves, the training center would pay as much as $600,000 a year to the police department for training the department  provides to associate degree candidates.

The police department began contracting for training services in 2003.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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