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College breaks ground for parking structure and police building

Palomar College officials are shown at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the college’s new parking structure and police building at the San Marcos campus  on Friday, April 14. Pictured from left are Governing Board Trustees Nina Deerfield and Mark Evilsizer; Palomar College Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake; and Governing Board Secretary Dr. John Halcón.

The five-story parking structure will have 1,615 parking spaces. It will be equipped with license readers, emergency phones and security cameras. The top floor roof will be set up for photo voltaic panels.

The Palomar College Police Department will be housed in a separate one-story building adjacent to the parking  structure. The 7,645 square foot building will contain a reception area, dispatch office, locker rooms, evidence room, secure interview room, conference/emergency operations room, armory, report-writing room, and live scan room. It will have a secure parking area for police vehicles, and will be equipped with cameras and an audio address system. Expected completion date for this project is January, 2018. Photo by Tom Pfingsten

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