Porterville College

Student Handbook

Safety & Security

Campus Safety

Porterville College is an open campus filled with people who care about each other. Because of its open accessibility, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to exercise a sense of personal responsibility for their own safety and well-being, and the safety and well-being of others. While crime can happen anywhere, when we act as a community that knows and cares about the safety of others, ourselves and our property, we lessen the likelihood of being victimized, and we showcase our Pirate Pride.

Campus Safety Tips:

  • Lock your car doors anytime you leave the car. It takes only seconds to lock and unlock your car doors, and these seconds can save you from being victimized.
  • Don’t leave obvious valuables in plain view in your car. Sometimes, temptation and availability is all that is needed to cause a would-be thief to attempt and complete a theft.
  • Walk with a friend when out late at night, and walk on designated pathways and well-lit areas. There is truly safety in numbers.
  • Keep emergency numbers in your phone.
  • If you see something, say something. Report any criminal or suspicious activities or other emergencies that occur on campus to the Security Office at 559-791-2440 or Information Desk 559-791-2200.


July 30, 2015
Kern Community College District