Grossmont and Cuyamaca Just Became A Lot Safer!

Grossmont college just got safer with our new hired deputy.


Liliana Rankin, Staff Writer

Grossmont College and its students just became a lot safer. Up until recently, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges had one deputy, Deputy Jerry Jimenez, assigned to both schools. 

But our newly hired deputy, Sara Ybarra, is on campus and ready to make our school a safe place for students, faculty and staff.

Ybarra has been a deputy for six and a half years. She worked with the Rancho San Diego Police in Spring Valley, California, for three years. Ybarra had been applying to all school resource jobs when she was offered the position at Grossmont and Cuyamaca. She said she enjoys the ability to “follow up on her own cases” that came with the job. 

In case of any situation that feels dangerous or suspicious, Ybarra is there if you need her. 

“If you see me, you are welcome to flag me down,” she said. 

If anything happens, Ybarra suggests calling CAPS (Campus Parking Security) first. If needed, they will dispatch Ybarra. 

“If you see something, say something,” Ybarra advised. 

As of now, Ybarra is taking the morning shift and Jimenez is on the evening shift. The two are both assigned to Grossmont and Cuyamca, going back and forth to each campus throughout their day.

“If anything happens in the morning, she can already handle it,” Jimenez said of Ybarra. 

Our campus can take ease knowing we are in a safer place. Welcome, Deputy Sara Ybarra!