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Mission Statement

The Bakersfield Police Department is committed to achieving excellence in public safety by conducting ourselves with honor, providing selfless service, exhibiting physical and moral courage, and vigilantly safeguarding our community.

Vision Statement

The Bakersfield Police Department, a professional, innovative, and impartial agency, partners with our diverse community to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life.

News & Highlights

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Text-to-911

July 17, 2018 

In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all. Kern County Public Safety personnel have worked with stakeholders around Kern County in partnership with CalOES 9-1-1 branch to implement Text-to-911. All residents of Kern County are now able to use the service throughout the county and eventually throughout the state of California.

Text-to-911 Fact Sheet Read More »

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Body Worn Camera Pilot Program Begins

July 10, 2018 

The Bakersfield Police Department has began the use of body worn cameras with our Special Enforcement Unit and Street Impact Team. These units will be testing two brands of body worn cameras: Axon and LensLock. Findings will be reviewed at the end of a twelve month pilot program. For more information, see our Body Worn Camera Policy.

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BPD K-9 Trial

July 9, 2018 

Please join us for our annual K-9 Trial, showcasing the skills of our police K-9 teams locally and from across the region. Proceeds benefit Olivia's Heart Project and the League of Dreams. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.

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National Night Out

June 25, 2018 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

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Contact Us

Bakersfield POLICE Department
Headquarters
1601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-7111

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BPD Events

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
BPD K-9 Trial

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
National Night Out

Monday, August 13, 2018

2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
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