Public Safety introduces fierce new fleet of safety vehicles

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The Department of Public Safety at California Baptist University showcased its slick new fleet of vehicles during Homecoming weekend. The new vehicles were purchased after two of their three former vehicles experienced significant mechanical complications.

“Our old vehicles (2008 Ford Ranger and 2009 Ford Escape) were falling apart to the point they were a safety hazard. They were costing more to repair than the vehicles were worth,” said Kent Dacus, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services.

Leon Phillips, director of Public Safety, sent a request to the university to get repair funds. After reviewing the damages, CBU approved a budget to purchase two replacement vehicles.

The university purchased the replacement vehicles from Dutton Motors on Auto Center Drive, who has been in partnership with the university for two years.

“I want to be a good steward of the university’s money, and in the process [Dutton Motors] was very generous,” Phillips said.

Dutton Motors delivered a 2016 GMC Terrain and a 2017 GMC Canyon pick up truck Feb. 1 to the Department of Public Safety. The vehicles are larger and more dependable than the previous ones, which will serve to create a productive work environments for Public Safety personnel.

“With me being 6’4” everything is really about room,” said Devon London, Public Safety officer at CBU. “This [car] has room and comfort as well. [The new vehicles] seem to do a lot better in regards to having room for equipment.”

The fleet is coated with shiny black paint and each vehicle is outfitted with updated decals designed by the CBU marketing.

The Department of Public Safety at California Baptist University showcased its slick new fleet of vehicles during Homecoming weekend. The new vehicles were purchased after two of their three former vehicles experienced significant mechanical complications.

“Our old vehicles (2008 Ford Ranger and 2009 Ford Escape) were falling apart to the point they were a safety hazard. They were costing more to repair than the vehicles were worth,” said Kent Dacus, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services.

Leon Phillips, director of Public Safety, sent a request to the university to get repair funds. After reviewing the damages, CBU approved a budget to purchase two replacement vehicles.

The university purchased the replacement vehicles from Dutton Motors on Auto Center Drive, who has been in partnership with the university for two years.

“I want to be a good steward of the university’s money, and in the process [Dutton Motors] was very generous,” Phillips said.

Dutton Motors delivered a 2016 GMC Terrain and a 2017 GMC Canyon pick up truck Feb. 1 to the Department of Public Safety. The vehicles are larger and more dependable than the previous ones, which will serve to create a productive work environments for Public Safety personnel.

“With me being 6’4” everything is really about room,” said Devon London, Public Safety officer at CBU. “This [car] has room and comfort as well. [The new vehicles] seem to do a lot better in regards to having room for equipment.”

The fleet is coated with shiny black paint and each vehicle is outfitted with updated decals designed by the CBU marketing

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