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PCCD public safety director placed on leave pending resignation

Announcement comes hours after recent court hearing for battery case
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Managing Editor February 14, 2024
Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson announced yesterday that she placed the district’s Executive Director of Public Safety Tim Thomas on leave pending resignation. The announcement came hours after Thomas’ recent court hearing, during which the presiding judge stated that an active warrant had been issued for Thomas’ arrest. 
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New movement in public safety director’s criminal cases

Tim Thomas convicted on DUI, new hearing set for battery case
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Investigations Editor December 22, 2023
The beginning of December marked a series of updates for the criminal cases against Tim Thomas, PCCD's Executive Director of Public Safety. Thomas was convicted on two charges relating to a DUI, while his battery and elder abuse case is set for another disposition hearing.
PCCD hosts virtual town hall meeting on public safety

PCCD hosts virtual town hall meeting on public safety

Satch Alvarez and Sam O'Neil September 30, 2023

Peralta Community College District (PCCD) officials hosted a virtual Public Safety Town Hall this Monday, presenting the results of a recent survey on campus safety and security results and answering questions...

Peralta public safety director seeks court diversion for criminal charges

Peralta public safety director seeks court diversion for criminal charges

Trustees approve decision to reclassify his position
Lylah Schmedel, Staff Writer September 4, 2023

Update 9/21/2023: The pretrial hearing has been rescheduled. On Sep. 20, The Superior Court of Alameda County informed The Citizen that the "there is a Pretrial Hearing on 10/03/2023 at 9:00 am for...

Laney Faculty Senate Passes Resolution to Censure PCCD Director of Public Safety Tim Thomas

Laney Faculty Senate Passes Resolution to Censure PCCD Director of Public Safety Tim Thomas

Ken Lester, Managing Editor November 17, 2022

During meetings held by the Laney Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (LCTEAC) and the Laney College Faculty Senate on Nov. 14 and 15, respectively, both shared governance bodies passed resolutions...

District Attorney files three charges against PCCD Safety Director

District Attorney files three charges against PCCD Safety Director

David Rowe, Associate Editor October 5, 2022

Nearly five months after Oakland Police Department (OPD) officers cited Tim Thomas, Peralta’s Director of Public Safety, for two misdemeanor offenses following an altercation with an elderly RV resident...

Peralta Public Safety Director cited by Oakland Police Department

Peralta Public Safety Director cited by Oakland Police Department

District stands behind Tim Thomas following a 'convoluted incident' on 5th Avenue
David Rowe and Leticia Luna May 12, 2022

By David Rowe, Associate Editor, with additional reporting by Leticia Luna, Editor in Chief Tim Thomas, the Director of Public Safety for the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) since last...

District set to appoint new Director of Safety

District set to appoint new Director of Safety

Tim Thomas brings both academic and real world experience to the job
David Rowe, Associate Editor November 7, 2021

Timothy Thomas’ interest in law enforcement began at an early age. He became a police cadet in San Leandro at age 14, according to his profile on the Carrington College website, where, until recently,...

Public Safety at Peralta: The Importance of Responsible Reporting 

Public Safety at Peralta: The Importance of Responsible Reporting 

Joshua Patstone, Special to The Citizen February 6, 2021

With the help of community members and groups such as Black Minds Matter Peralta (BMMP), the Board of Trustees has reached a tremendous milestone by eliminating the contract with the Alameda County Sheriff’s...

Peralta postpones forum to discuss new safety/security plan

Peralta postpones forum to discuss new safety/security plan

New date not yet announced but will be in January
David Rowe, Copy Editor December 21, 2020

An online district-wide forum to “hear the concerns of the stakeholders” regarding Peralta’s new security plan was scheduled to take place on Monday, December 21, at noon. The event was abruptly...

Black Minds Matter group at Peralta aims to transform campus safety and wellbeing

Black Minds Matter group at Peralta aims to transform campus safety and wellbeing

Brisa Santana, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

This December, in just a few short weeks, Peralta’s security contract with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) will be officially terminated. This motion, passed unanimously by the board of...

Laney College safety aides gather in the quad. The security plan proposed at the June 9 board of trustees meeting would increase unarmed security services at Peralta. (Photo courtesy of Laney College)

Ongoing conversations about safety gain momentum at Peralta in wake of police brutality protests

District develops potential hybrid model reducing traditional law enforcement as petition to terminate contract with Alameda County Sheriff's Office circulates 
Jacquelyn Opalach, Co-Editor June 22, 2020

Energized by the wave of national protests against police brutality, faculty and students at Peralta Community College District have adopted an active role in conversations about safety and law enforcement...

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