College security and safety
Porterville College strives to provide reasonable protection to all members and property of this campus community. In situations beyond the capabilities of On-Campus Security the Porterville Police Department and associated Emergency Management Systems will respond to provide the necessary assistance.
Violent crimes continue to be on the rise on campuses nation-wide, therefore the awareness of personal safety should remain a personal concern. Thefts of personal property do occur, most of those being of opportunuty, so again take precautions to protect your valuables, on and off campus. (see below).
Simple steps to consider: lock your vehicle, remove from public view any items, and secure personal property including purses, book bags/backpacks. Please notify Security (791-2440) in the event of a theft.
Some safety tips:
- Park in well lit areas At Night walk with a friend or request a security escort.
- Lock your vehicle and secure valuables out of sight
- Report unusual circumstances to the police or campus administration
- Always be alert!