Month: October 2017

Orange Coast College Students Learn About The Work Of De Nova Homes

Orange Coast College is known for being one of the nations leading transfer institutions from two-year courses to four-year courses at some of the top academic institutions in the nation. As part of the drive to build better links with the community of Santa Ana the DeNova real estate company decided to work with architecture students at Orange Coast Colege in their drive to build upon the skills the students are developing as they seek to build a stronger career in architecture and design. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/orange-coast-college-20116

 

DeNova Homes gave the students from Orange Coast College a guided tour of their latest construction of 33 new homes in the Aura development which forms the basis of the expansion of the Costa Mesa region. Across the region, the success of Orange Coast College has attracted support and admiration from many of the leading organizations in Southern California including DeNova which invited 40 architecture students from the two-year institution to explore the two model homes created for their new development; DeNova Homes did not limit the tour the architecture students took of the development to the model homes but also included details of the construction phases of the 33 homes.

 

Orange Coast College has been at the heart of the Costa Mesa community since 1947 when a local election paved the way for the establishment of the institution. The college has built its reputation across more than half a century as a leader in the development of transfer-based courses allowing the movement of students to four-year institutions across the state of California and even to others states within the U.S.

 

Determined to provide as close to an experience as possible to the four-year colleges, Orange Coast College has developed a range of extra-curricular activities including the nationally respected rowing crew. Having a record of winning 11 national titles in the novice division, the college has become known for the number of athletes transferring to respected four-year colleges and appearing at both the Olympics and World Championships.

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The Power of Securus Technologies to Add Protection

When it comes to working inside a crowded and very dangerous prison, me and my fellow officers need all the protection that we can get. We have seen first hand how violent inmates can get if you turn your back on them for even a split second. Now add into the mix drugs and weapons, and you can see how quickly all of our lives can be on the line here. To combat these sorts of trouble, we have been using a resource that has changed the way we can protect the lives of everyone inside the jail.

 

The company that we turned to when the violence reached a tipping point was Securus Technologies. This company developed a call monitoring system that is used in thousands of jails already, and the system actually frees up the need for guards to be monitoring those calls manually. What that means for my team, we can now take those officers out of the call center and get them on the grounds where they can be better utilized. The LBS software will now scan every call the inmates make and it can detect if a caller is talking about anything that should not be in the jail.

 

Once we all were familiar with how the telephone call monitoring system worded and we left the LBS software to do its thing, we started to see some very impressive results right at the start. last month an inmate was asking his cousin to sneak drugs to him during visiting day. Last week we heard an inmate tell his friend how he made a weapon and hid it in the yard. Even today we heard one inmate mention how he gets high in his cell at night. Each instance, we take instant action to eliminate the problem and make the jail safer for us all.