San Diego Police Officer Trevor Philips Talks about Community Safety
“There’s a variety of different things that we do on a daily basis. That’s what makes the job so awesome, is that we get to do a bunch of different stuff all, day long.” – Officer Trevor Philips
I recently took my son down to meet local police officers at Starbucks in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The officers were hosting “Coffee and Conversation” and I thought it would be a great way for my son to become familiar with the people who work to protect our community every day. The officers were very friendly, and talked about their roles in the community and why they love their job. They answered any questions that were asked, and Officer Trevor Phillips, Community Relations Officer with the Northwestern Division even answered a few of my questions on video. Check it out:
Our city is broken up into seven different divisions with the Northwestern Division covering 41 sq. miles and 70,822 people in the Carmel Valley and Sorrento Valley areas of our community.
The entire Northwestern squad came to meet the community for the conversation event, including Patrol officers, Commanding officers and Detective Sergeants. Their usual roles in the community include answering radio calls, handling traffic control, and going out to schools for events and informative meetings. They work tirelessly to ensure the safety of Carmel Valley and Sorrento Valley, and sometimes have to take extra precautions, using the tools on their belt, to keep the peace. Officer Trevor Philips explained that on their belts they carry a taser (considered to be less lethal), pepper spray, guns, and a few other things to protect themselves. They also wear a bulletproof vest.
When they are off duty, the officers enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to the fullest. Trevor Philips moved from Orange County here to San Diego about eight years ago for the position he currently has as an officer. He has been surfing his whole life and loves spending time in the water when he is not at work. His favorite beach to surf? Pacific Beach, right by the pier. How fun! I also think Encinitas is another part of San Diego locals would consider “Surfer’s Paradise”, check out our story on that area here.
If you have any questions for the officers of the Carmel Valley and Sorrento Valley communities, please comment below and I will do a follow up video with Trevor. These officers are the brave people out every day working to keep us safe, and for that, I thank them! Here are a few handouts the officers gave my son and I for emergency phone numbers, vehicle burglary reminders and identity theft information.