Because Bakersfield College serves many diverse communities, maintaining a level of transparency around campus crime policy and statistics is required to keep our communities informed and safe.
In 1998, the Federal government passed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act. This law includes several requirements for colleges and universities that receive federal funding.
College Safety is the Bakersfield College Campus Security Authority, as defined by the Clery Act. Certain other college individuals may also serve as campus security authorities. These are individuals "to which students and employees should report criminal offenses." College Safety keeps record of this list.
Bakersfield College is required to distribute an annual security report (ASR) every October 1st. This report discloses 3 years of campus crime statistics, detailed information about efforts to improve campus safety, and several policy statements. Read the most recent report below.
Bakersfield College is required to release crime data for criminal offenses, Violence Against Women Act offenses, hate crimes, and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action. Crime reporting statistics include data on crimes that occur on the physical campuses, on campus housing, on public property within campus bounds, on public property immediately adjacent to the campus, and on non-campus buildings and property owned by the college. These areas are known as the crime reporting geography. This data is made available to the public on our Daily Crime Log.
Bakersfield College is required to evaluate if any crime within the crime reporting geography poses a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community. This helps us determine when and how a timely warning notification should be issued to staff and students. When there is significant danger to the health and safety of the campus community, an emergency notification may be issued to the entire campus or to the specific area that is determined to be at risk.
The Clery Act guarantees certain rights, options, and resources to victimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Bakersfield College provides several prevention education resources to students and employees related to these crimes, including printed and electronic materials (see our Sexual Misconduct and Title IX page), as well as in-person or online workshops. Victims of these types of crimes will be provided a written explanation of their rights and options available to them, with included information about counseling, legal, and law enforcement services.
Remember our motto: If you see something, say something, so we can do something. We have a shared responsibility to maintain a safe community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (661) 395-4554 or email@example.com so that we can help.