Safety Notices & Resources

Stop Signs on Campus

Did you know that running a stop sign in the Taft College parking lot is effectively the same as running the stop sign at Sixth and Warren? California state law states "all the provisions of this code relating to traffic upon the... Read more.

Crime Prevention Tip

Crime prevention and safety tips It is never your fault if you find yourself targeted in any crime. Perpetrators, not their victims, are responsible for crimes and their effects. These are tips, not guarantees; they are tools to help with... Read more.

Waiting / Loading Zone

Taft College has a yellow loading zone conveniently located to the front of the Library in Lot A. Please do not block traffic, stop in red zones, or wait in handicapped parking when loading, unloading, or waiting for passengers... Read more.

Vaping Alert

The California Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an advisory urging everyone to refrain from vaping due to a continued increase in vaping-associated pulmonary injury. Until the cause of the condition is known, the state is advising against ALL... Read more.

Annual Security Report

The Annual Security Report is more than just crime statistics—it contains resources for crime victims/survivors, crime prevention tips, campus contact information for various safety or security situations, and more. Click here to view the report....

Alternate routes to Taft College during construction

This is from the CHP-Buttonwillow Facebook page on 5/1/2019. The information is subject to change and will be updated as necessary. SR-119/SR-43 ROUNDABOUT UPDATE Construction is expected to start May 5th or 6th with one way traffic control, EXPECT DELAYS. Approximately 2 weeks after that Highway 43... Read more.

Utility Cart Safety

Anyone who drives a District-owned golf cart or utility vehicle must have a Utility Cart Safety Form on file with the Campus Safety and Security Office. Please have any employees, students, or student workers in your charge who operate carts read... Read more.

Available Victim & Survivor Resources

Access resources for victims and survivors of criminal activity here. Read more.

No Smoking or Vaping

As a reminder, except in designated areas, Taft College is smoke free, vapor free, and tobacco free. This includes chewing tobacco. Designated smoking areas are shown on the campus map. Read more.

Dating Violence and Domestic Violence

What is Dating Violence or Domestic Violence? Dating/Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a partner. Dating/Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any... Read more.

Where is the Campus Safety & Security Office?

The office for Campus Safety Officers is located just outside the Center for Independent Living in CIL 720, in the breezeway across from the restrooms. See the bottom of this page for the location of the Campus Safety and Security... Read more.