Phone: 395-4554 or 395-4555
Location: Levinson Hall (Campus Map)
Bakersfield College Public Safety Officers have been granted administrative authority by the Board of Trustees and College President to investigate, apprehend, and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus. California Penal Code Section provides Officers may affect arrests by authority of Section 830.7(b) including Section 67381 of the Education Code: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
If a student commits minor offense involving District/College rules and regulations, the Department of Public Safety may refer the student to the Dean of Students.
Other more serious offenses of District/College rules and regulations may also be investigated and handled by the Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the Bakersfield Police Department or related law enforcement agencies.
All criminal offenses such as murder, rape, assault, robbery and auto theft are reported to the Bakersfield Police Department and joint investigative efforts with investigators from The Department of Public Safety and the Bakersfield Police Department may be deployed to solve these serious felony crimes. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, are conducted at the Superior Court of Kern County. All crimes which are required for Cleary Act Reporting are investigated and if necessary the appropriate referrals are made.
The Department of Public Safety's jurisdiction extends to the boundaries of college owned and operated property. Any crime that occurs outside the boundaries of the college should be reported immediately to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
The function of a campus security authority is to report to the official or office designated by the college to collect crime information, such as the Public Safety Office, those allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she concludes were made in good faith.
A campus security authority is not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place; that is the function of the Department of Public Safety.
A campus security authority should not try to apprehend the alleged suspect of a crime. That too is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety.
It's also not the CSA's responsibility to try to convince a victim to contact law enforcement if the victim chooses not to do so.
(This is not an inclusive list. For additional information regarding Campus Security Authorities, please visit the BCDPS website.)
|Associate Vice President for Student Learning||(661) 395-4204|
|Dean of Students and Staff||(661) 395-4614|
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