FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 8, 2020
Contact: Annalisa Perea (559) 287-5593
State Center Community College District Board of Trustees Approve Resolution Formally Supporting the Development of the Fresno City College Police Academy Review Task Force
FRESNO – At yesterday’s meeting, the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution supporting the development of the Fresno City College (FCC) Police Academy Review Task Force. The FCC Police Academy is one of the largest full-service law enforcement training facilities in the State of California.
“Serving on both the City’s Police Reform Commission and the FCC Police Academy Review Task Force makes sense when you consider as Trustees, we oversee the entry point of the funnel that begins the training process for future police officers,” said Trustee Annalisa Perea. “Our review of the Academy will be the philosophy and methods used by our instructors to not only ensure that cadets are trained to POST standards but as importantly that they are trained to handle and deescalate situations that they are faced with.”
The FCC Police Academy Review Task Force will recommend a set of actions that expand implicit and explicit racial bias awareness and understanding of community policing efforts for the college to add to the program. Additionally, the Task Force is tasked with making recommendations to enhance the Police Academy’s program content on race-relations and social justice.
The Task Force will provide a Recommendation Report to the President’s Office within 45-60 days of the last Task Force convening.
Trustee Magdalena Gomez, Applied Technology Dean Becky Barabe, and Trustee Annalisa Perea received a tour of the Fresno City College Police Academy in early 2019 by Police Academy Director Gary Fief.
Annalisa Perea was elected to the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees in 2018 and serves the Tower District, Downtown Fresno, Southeast Fresno, and West of HWY 99. Annalisa is currently a business owner and a Senior Associate Urban Planner in the private sector, where she works extensively on local economic, environmental, and community development issues for cities throughout California. Annalisa is an appointed member to the Fresno Tower District Design Review Committee, an advisory member to the Fresno State University City & Regional Planning program, serves on the City of Fresno’s Police Reform Commission, and is a graduate for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fresno Program.