Campus Safety Magazine

Santa Barbara Schools Closed Until 2018 Due to Thomas Fire: The Santa Barbara Unified School District has been closed since last Thursday as many of its students and teachers live in mandatory evacuation areas.

By the end of this week, schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District will have been closed for seven days, making it the longest closure in the district’s history since the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 that killed 20 to 40 million people worldwide. … Westmont College remains closed as it’s within the mandatory evacuation zone and is being used as a staging area for hundreds of firefighters. more

CCUPCA, Campus Safety Magazine Founder Phil Mullendore Dies

BLUE JAY, Calif. — One of the founding fathers of theCalifornia College and University Police Chiefs Association (CCUPCA) and  Campus Safety magazine passed away Thursday evening. Phillip Mullendore was 64 and died at his home. … In a tribute to Mullendore, Westmount College Chief of Public Safety Tom Bauer wrote about his relationship with Mullendore and the evolution of the campus policing and security profession:

The year was 1978. I was a “wet behind the ears” Director of Campus Security at Westmont College. I arrived at a classroom of Azusa Pacific University to meet some other campus security directors for a problem solving roundtable. There were eight people at the meeting from other private colleges and universities and Phil Mullendore. Phil was the Chief of Police at Pasadena City College and I wondered why he was there. more