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TSTC Police Dept. Take Part in Sexual Assault Sensitivity Program

Saturday, July 13, 2013
By Eladio Jaimez

PD TrainingThe Texas State Technical College Police Department recently participated in a Sexual Assault Sensitivity and Title IX training on campus. The training was facilitated by the Family Crisis Center and TSTC Title IX Coordinator Edda Urrea.

The Sexual Assault Sensitivity Training focused on facts and myths about sexual assault and the reaction of first responders to cases such as rape.

“We do this as an effort to better prepare our police department to respond to certain calls,” Urrea said.

Urrea presented the training on Title IX, which most link with college athletics and the inclusion of women’s sports in competition. But Title IX spans a wider array of areas including discrimination, bullying, cyber bullying and stalking.

Three TSTC PD officers were also recognized at the training for being selected to attend the University Police Sexual Assault Institute in Dallas.

Urrea was notified by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to nominate two officers for the training in Dallas then was asked to nominate a third officer. All three officers were eventually invited to the training and returned to share what they learned with their fellow officers.

The three were officer Joe Rodriguez, Sergeant Gloria Ruiz and officer Salvador Sanchez.

“It was very beneficial,” Ruiz said. “They covered a lot of stuff we already knew about but it still opened your eyes to many other things. We learned a lot going to Dallas for the training.”

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