Campus police host safety fair

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Crime prevention and safety is important for everyone.

That’s why the San Joaquin Delta College District Police held its second annual Crime Prevention and Safety Fair on Oct. 8.

Many organizations and agencies such as the Stockton Police Department K-9 Unit, Stockton Fire Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff Department got together to show students what to do and expect in certain situations.

The district police offered a distracted driving simulator and drunk goggles so students could see what it’s like to drive distracted or drunk.

Maleena Mangua, a Delta College student, was one of the many who got to see what it looks like to be drunk.

“Students should be more aware because a lot of students just don’t care anymore. It’s good to be educated about it and know what you are doing because you could harm someone if you are really intoxicated like that,” she said.

“Our whole goal is to just have positive law enforcement interaction, let them know who their community resources are if they need assistance, and have fun,” said Jim Bock, district police public information officer.

According to the Annual Clery Report, which was released recently, there were five Liquor Law Violation arrests in 2013 in comparison to one in 2011 on the main Stockton campus.

The event helped students realized driving under the influence of liquor could be life threatening.

“If it can happen in a game, just know it can happen in real life. I wouldn’t encourage anyone to drive drunk,” said student Vaquan Jefferson.