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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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Community Relations Monthly E-Tip: School Traffic Safety

August 2, 2018 

In a couple short weeks, school day traffic congestion will be back. Whether students walk, bike, drive or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions. Please consider the following safety tips.

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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.

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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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Tips for Having a Crime Free Summer

June 19, 2018 

Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in our neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips.

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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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
Police Civil Service Board Meeting

Monday, September 10, 2018

2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
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