College Safety is a 24/7 operation. Members of our college communities should immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity or emergencies to College Safety at (661) 395-4554 or 911.
In the event Bakersfield College issues a timely warning or emergency notification, details will appear on our Bakersfield College Alert System webpage.
Bakersfield College is a dynamic hub for diverse communities. The College Safety department facilitates the support of a safe and secure environment in our pursuit to provide educational opportunities and valuable life skills to our students, faculty, and staff. College Safety provides security, safety training, emergency response, and parking enforcement for all of our campus locations.
Our trained security officers have received a minimum certification in meeting the requirements of California Penal Code 832 by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training. They are trained and certified by the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services to meet the requirements set forth in California Education Code 67381.
College Safety Officers receive continual professional training in first aid, CPR, emergency response, disaster preparedness, safety, and security. Upon employment, they also complete the Bakersfield College Field Training Officer program.
Our Student Cadets provide a range of foundational department services like parking permit management, driving our mobility carts, student dispatch, assistance with our Officers, and more. Cadets receive a variety of training throughout the year and they have the unique opportunity to experience and learn about work in the Public Safety field.