South Pasadena Police Chief Says City Prepared for School Emergencies

first_img Community News Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety South Pasadena Police Chief Says City Prepared for School Emergencies Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:50 pm South Pasadena’s police chief said city officials and the school district are prepared should an event occur in their city similar to the Connecticut elementary school massacre.With the recently completed Joint Emergency Operations Plan (JEOP), plans and procedures are in place for such an event,” said South Pasadena police chief Joseph Payne. “All campuses now have similar plans that are understood district-wide.”Contained in those plans, Payne said, are maps and building locations that are quickly accessible and understood to mitigate confusion that would exist at the outset.He said school district officials understand that information dispatchers and first-responders will need immediately so that rescue efforts are not delayed.“At the first hint of trouble, teachers know to institute lockdown and communications procedures and subsequent evacuations routes and locations as necessary,” Payne said.South Pasadena police officers recently participated in a large-scale mutual aid exercise with an active-shooter scenario and trained with school police departments on their respective campuses to enhance the reality of school grounds.“With lessons learned from the Columbine School shooting, law enforcement knows that immediate interdiction efforts are critical,” Payne said. “That is not to say that police will rush in without a plan in place.Our tactics and equipment are designed for immediate response and deployment.”“Although there are never any assurances that we can stop such an event before it starts,” he said. “The training and preparations we have taken will help lessen the danger such events pose to our children.” First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Press release: Wages rising fastest in a decade

first_imgThe UK’s employment rate is a joint-record 75.8%, rising by 3.55 million since 2010. a record high employment rate for people from ethnic minority backgrounds of 66.2% 145,000 more disabled people found work since last year, an overall increase of 930,000 in the last 5 years more women are in the workplace than ever before, 15.31 million. The female employment rate is also a record – 71.4% Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Minister of State for Employment Alok Sharma said: backing businesses to create good jobs with our modern Industrial Strategy, while ensuring they play by the rules, so we are closing tax loopholes, strengthening workers’ rights, and tightening the rules big businesses must follow investing in the infrastructure, training and apprenticeships we need for our future, with public investment at the highest sustained level in 40 years introducing Universal Credit which is helping people move into work faster and stay in it longer, while recent Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 The government is helping even more people benefit from a well-paid job by: The new figures confirmed that 2018 was a year of widespread employment opportunity showing: Budget measures mean 2.4 million families will keep up to an extra £630 a year of what they earn: helping people stay in work longer with our Fuller Working Lives strategy, which supports employers to recruit, re-train and retain older workers tackling inequalities in employment highlighted by the Race Disparity Audit, through targeted support in 20 areas around the country and £90 million announced by the Prime Minister to help young people. While the global economy is facing many challenges, particularly in sectors like manufacturing, these figures show the underlying resilience of our jobs market – once again delivering record employment levels. Our pro-business policies mean we have started the new year with a strong labour market, with wages outpacing inflation for the eleventh month in a row, and more people in work than ever before. It’s also excellent news that we see the rate of women in employment at a record high. Of course, we need to ensure that we continue to provide one-to-one support for anyone whose jobs may be at risk, or who might be looking to move to a new role. Follow DWP on: Press Office Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 3267 5162 Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA UK wages are increasing at their joint-fastest rate in a decade, with unemployment remaining low at 4 per cent. The figures, published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed that wages outpaced inflation for the eleventh month in a row.last_img read more