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Vice President of Bay College West


Security Awareness and Crime Prevention

While Bay College is virtually crime free, it remains in the best interest of all to abide by common sense security precautions. In any community with over 2,000 members, there will be a small percentage that will engage in book or purse theft or the theft of materials left in unsecured vehicles. As in any public place, one should always keep an eye on personal belongings.

In that same regard, one should be aware of his or her surroundings and avoid taking unnecessary risks. Bay College is an open campus during the day and early evening to students and the public alike. It is wise to use the same care and caution that one would exercise in any public place when thinking of one’s personal safety.

In accordance with Federal law, Bay de Noc Community College provides a hyperlink on the College’s website to the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry. The purpose of this hyperlink is to advise the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the State of Michigan concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In Michigan, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender Registry. The Michigan State Police is responsible for maintaining this registry. Click here for the link to the Public Sex Offender Registry.
In the State of Michigan, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry maintained by the State Police. The Sex Offenders Registration Act, MCL 28.721 et seq., directs the Michigan State Police to develop and maintain a public registry and provides guidelines on the type of offender information available to the public. The registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act are intended to provide the people of this State with an appropriate, comprehensive, and effective means to monitor those persons who pose a potential danger.
In accordance with the Wetterling Act, Megan’s Law, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, it is now mandatory that all registered sex offenders report to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in which the institution of higher learning is located.
Registered sex offenders who are members of the college community, upon enrollment at the college and/or anytime thereafter while they remain a student at the College, are obligated to notify Vice President of Operations that they have registered at Bay College and are required to register with the Michigan Public Sex Offenders Registry. Failure to notify the College is deemed to be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and subjects those students to all available College Judicial Processes and the Sanctions.

Basic Personal Protection Measures
  • Walk in well-lighted areas; avoid dark shortcuts and don't walk alone after dark if at all possible.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and walk with confidence.
  • Avoid hitchhiking and don't pick up hitchhikers.
  • Lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight. This includes both office and vehicles. Know where your keys are at all times.
  • Report all thefts, regardless of value; report suspicious persons or activities to College security officials or your local law enforcement officials.
  • Be aware of the closest outside exit in the event of an emergency.
Reporting a Crime or Other Emergency
Bay College cooperates with the local department of public safety for campus safety and security. Additional security may be retained to monitor special events or unusual circumstances occurring on campus. All students, employees, and guests are to promptly and accurately report criminal incidents, accidents, and other emergencies to Public Safety by dialing 911.

Campus Safety Alerts
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Campus Security Authority, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued through the college’s emergency communication system. Students are encouraged to register to receive a BayAlert message regarding campus closures due to an emergency, severe weather or mechanical failure. Click the BayAlert Emergency Notification link on this page to sign up. The warning will also be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the College may also post an electronic notice on the College web site at: and on the myBay portal as well as notify local media, providing the campus community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is also distributed to each campus student apartment. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a campus security authority.

Annual Security Report
The College prepares an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report contains information regarding reporting of crimes and other emergencies occurring on campus, the college’s security policies, and the crime arrest and referral statistics reported to designated campus security officials and local law enforcement agencies. Click Annual Security Report to view the report. A copy of the report may also be obtained at the office of the Vice President of Operations located in the Catherine Bonifas building room 202A or by calling (906) 217-4077.
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