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BC holds public safety career expo

Todd Banker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, News

Bakersfield College held a Public Safety Career Expo on Oct. 10. The expo consisted of 65 local, state, and federal agencies. The event was crowded with students, faculty and agency personnel. Bakersfield College Criminal Justice and Behavioral Science Professor Patricia M. Smith said the expo helps students answer questions regarding public agencies and their educational require...

Bakersfield College’s Department of Public Safety discusses increase in car burglaries near campus

Bakersfield College’s Department of Public Safety discusses increase in car burglaries near campus

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under News, Top Stories

A rumored increase in vehicle burglaries on Panorama Drive has had Bakersfield College students worried this semester. On Feb. 15, Cristopher Counts, Director...

Public Safety tips and training for an active shooting

Public Safety tips and training for an active shooting

Jenny Brito, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Filed under Campus, Features

the Department of Public Safety, hosted an Active Shooting Response training on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Indoor Theater at Bakersfield College. The training...

Public safety issue email of bomb threat near campus

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

March 23, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

Christopher Counts, the director of department of public safety, issued out an e-mail of a false bomb threat located near the Bakersfield College at the GET bus stop north of the campus on March 17. Around 11:35 a.m. public safety received a phone call from the GET bus dispatch center, informing them about an individual male attempting to board a bus, but was rejected from...

BPD arrest car thief suspect on campus

BPD arrest car thief suspect on campus

February 15, 2017

Vehicle theft in the Administration parking lot ended with an arrest on Feb. 10. At about 1:20 p.m., the Public Safety office received a call reporting...

Male suspect who’s involved in the incident in BC parking lot has been arrested

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

January 26, 2017

Filed under News

The Bakersfield Police Department have arrested the suspect who was involved in the incident at the parking lot that involved a woman being sexually harassed on Jan. 23 early in the morning. The conformation of the arrest came from an email that was sent to BC students by the department of public safety director Christopher Counts with this official statement of events: “The...

Woman attacked by a male near the college campus

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Developing Stories, News

The Bakersfield College Department of Public Safety was informed of an incident that occurred on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on the morning of Jan. 23. A female student walking to the campus this morning on Christmas Tree Lane near Mt. Vernon Avenue noticed a Hispanic Male, late teens to early 20’s Average build, 5’2”,...

BC students express concerns over safety

BC students express concerns over safety

October 18, 2016

In wake of three public safety alerts in a month near Bakersfield College, students have mixed feelings about their safety on campus. Out of 46 stud...

BC campus crime stats released

BC campus crime stats released

October 18, 2016

The BC Department of Public Safety has released its annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report detailing the statistics of all criminal incidents...

Campuswide crime statistics

Chris Miller

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

  According to the the most recent crime statistics report for Bakersfield College, 2014 was the safest year yet for the main BC campus. There was a total of 17 crimes reported on both the campus and public property near the campus in 2014. Of those reported crimes, only seven of them were actually committed on the campus itself. The numbers were much higher in...

Bomb threat sends BC students home

Bomb threat sends BC students home

November 19, 2014

The Bakersfield College Panorama campus was evacuated for over an hour and a half after a bomb threat was called into the Bakersfield Police Department...

Student safety is a priority at BC

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

November 5, 2014

Filed under News

On Oct. 21 an email was sent to the Bakersfield College community regarding an indecent exposure incident. After this incident, students may be questioning the safety of the BC campus. BC has released an Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report that suggests there has been a drop in crimes on campus. The report is available to all members of the BC community via BC’s...

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