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Pearl River Community College
101 Highway 11 North
prcc bsu Pearl River Community College Baptist Student Union Poplarville, MS
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Doug Rowell, PRCC's director ...
Doug Rowell, PRCC's director of public safety, said in a news released received by The Sun Herald the student charged with sexual assault in the case has not been identified but is being held at the Pearl River County jail.
said in the news release the suspect is accused of entering the other student's room and threatening her
before the alleged assault.
Doug Rowell, head of ...
Doug Rowell, head of Pearl River Community College's campus police force, said the emergency mock incident exercise tested the readiness of the unit to respond to emergencies.It also located weaknesses in the unit's response and judged area law enforcement and emergency agencies' assistance efforts.
The results of the exercise will allow Rowell
and the department to re-evaluate their procedures and make necessary changes and improvements.
The exercise began at 9:25 a.m. with activation of the campus Emergency Mass Notification System in response to an active shooter alert in one of the campus dormitories.Shortly after, on another part of the campus, an explosion and white cloud could be seen from a portable classroom.Both scenarios were geared to student and PRCC
As the exercise unfolded Rowell
said better communication emerged as one of the primary issues that needed to be addressed, a point raised in subsequent critiques by several observers.
hoped to get the entire department involved in active shooter training.
Picayune Item: Mississippi News Near the Gulf: News
The purpose of the program was to give students insight into police work and to familiarize cadets with actual police cadet training, said Captain Doug Rowell, JPA director and Poplarville police officer.The cadets, who ranged from 8th through 12th grade, participated in physical training, marching, class assignments, and presentations.
"We want our young people to see law enforcement officers as leaders who create a safe, crime-free environment for the community," said Rowell
The Academy program was open county-wide this year, Rowell
said, with 13 of the cadets from Poplarville and 13 from Picayune
, but next year would explore widening participation a little bit.He
said the program should be able to handle twice as many cadets because he
had such good response on assistance.
"These 26 cadets were challenged and tested both physically and mentally," said Rowell
Doug Rowell named new public ...
Doug Rowell named new public safety director at PRCCSpecial to the American POPLARVILLE - Doug Rowell has been named director of public safety at Pearl River Community College with responsibility for law enforcement and security at all of the college's teaching sites.Rowell, who came to PRCC two years ago as assistant chief of the PRCC Campus Police Department, intends to focus on completing emergency procedures and building relations with students.
...Rowell began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department and spent most of 1995 in Germany with the Mississippi National Guard as an MP (military police).He joined the Poplarville Police Department in 1996 and resigned as a captain in January 2005 to attend the University of Mississippi.Rowell returned home after Hurricane Katrina and joined the PRCC Campus Police.He is a PRCC alumnus, attended the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated in 1997 from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Long Beach.
Picayune Item: News Column
Police officer Capt. Doug Rowell also addressed the board in support of Howard's request.Rowell, who skates regularly at skate parks on the coast and Hattiesburg, said he has done quite a bit of research regarding building such a facility in Poplarville.He proposed a two-phase plan to implement a skating park complete with ramps for doing stunts and adding more playground equipment.He also would like to see an additional cycling track to accommodate skates, skateboards, tricycles and bicycles which would be separate from the stunt skating and biking area.Rowell
data from parks and recreation departments in towns in Mississippi and other states to see how they successfully operate such facilities.Rowell
has already talked to a company which specializes in putting together packages for skate parks and playground equipment.In addition, he
has talked to local business owners and others in the community who are in favor of improving upon the park and would support such a venture.