The Graffiti Habitual Offender Suppression Team, also known as G.H.O.S.T., is the Bakersfield Police Department’s Unit which specializes primarily in investigating graffiti related offenses. The goal of G.H.O.S.T. is to prevent and suppress graffiti, prosecute offenders, and graffiti removal.
The City of Bakersfield provides free graffiti removal within the city limits by contacting 326-ERASE, or by downloading the “Bakersfield Mobile” app, which is available for mobile devices. Users are easily able to report graffiti to be both investigated and removed.
To report graffiti in progress, dial (661) 327-7111.
FACTS ABOUT GRAFFITI:
No suspect Information - Refer to the “Bakersfield Mobile” phone app or the 32-Erase Hotline for free Graffiti removal. These referrals are later forwarded to the Graffiti Officer’s for further investigation, tracking, and used if the suspect is ever apprehended.
Suspect Information – If there is good suspect information such as a suspect or suspect vehicle or description, contact the Bakersfield Police Department.