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Knowledge Saves Lives to receive new contract for security study

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(Photo: wiredsmartio/Pixabay)

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees is expected to vote tomorrow on a new contract with Knowledge Saves Lives (KSL) to conduct a districtwide “public safety feasibility study.”

The contract with KSL is in the amount of $42,775.00. These funds will go towards “Special Services for Public Safety and Security Administrative Consulting Services to Facilitate Stakeholder Engagement Regarding the Future of Campus Safety.”

If approved, KSL will be in charge of conducting surveys and interviews with students, members and staff of PCCD. They will collect data in order to recommend strategies to PCCD’s public safety department regarding the future of campus safety and security. The project is set to be completed by June 30.

According to Government Code Section 53060, the district is authorized to hire trained and experienced individuals to provide specialized administrative services and advice as needed.

KSL is specially trained, experienced, and competent to perform the administrative consulting services required to support the Public Safety Department,” according to the agenda item’s “Background/Analysis”.

In a previous board meeting that convened Mar. 28, 2023, a contract in the amount of $36,400.00 was approved for KSL services to consult on health, safety, and security. The contract is still ongoing, according to the agenda, although the contract lists a completion date of Sep. 30, 2023.

KSL has also produced PCCD’s Annual Security Report for the past three years.

The meeting is set to start at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. It can be viewed live either in person at district offices at 333 E 8th St, or on YouTube.

About the Contributor
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor
Isabelly was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to the US in 2018 to pursue a life change. Back home, she went to communication school where she focused her studies in Radio, TV and Internet productions and worked as a media and marketing producer for 5 years, producing for the biggest Brazilian pop radio and traveling the world to cover concerts and events. Isabelly moved to California as an aupair and extended her stay in the US to explore and study, taking extension classes in Stanford, UCLA and UC Berkeley and now majoring in Journalism at Laney. You can find Isabelly petting all the dogs at the park and cuddling her guinea pig when she is at home. She also enjoys pop culture, Spider Man, playing instruments, karaoke, exploring the bay, a good true crime documentary and spends a lot of time reading and learning about earthquakes.
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