In a collaborative effort with the Kern County 999 Foundation, we are currently raising charitable funds for the law enforcement (sworn and non-sworn employees) families who recently lost their homes in the Camp Fire. Both organizations have come together for a fun "FUZZ FOR FUNDS" contest of our beard growing Bakersfield Police Officers via a vote or votes upon a non-profit donation.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this annual fundraiser in which we honored our officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Proceeds from the run go directly to the assistance of paying college tuition for children of fallen Bakersfield Police Department personnel and to reassure our local heroes that their children will be taken care of in the event of a tragedy.
For the second year in a row our local NBC affiliate, KGET-17, is partnering with the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center for the national “Clear the Shelters” effort. The campaign officially began July 28th with reduced adoption fees leading up to the Clear the Shelters Day event on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. at 201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue.
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.
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.
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.
City Manager Alan Tandy announced today that he is appointing Bakersfield native Anthony Galagaza as the new Fire Chief for the City of Bakersfield. Galagaza, a twenty-six year veteran with the Bakersfield Fire Department, most recently served as a Battalion Chief since 2013.
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.
The Bakersfield Police Department is excited to announce that the recruitment for Lateral Police Officer is now open. To apply for this great career opportunity, please click on the "Read More" button below.
The 13,000 new streetlights will provide more direct and natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs. As a result of this project, Bakersfield will save more than $710,000 annually in energy costs.
The Bakersfield Police Department is offering a new method for sending anonymous tips and information via the internet. This new system will be accessible through a link on the Bakersfield Police Department homepage or by accessing www.p3tips.com.
The City of Bakersfield will be hosting a community meeting to garner public input on the Draft Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study on Monday March 26th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Further details, including project area, are outlined in the accompanying press release.
Vehicle burglaries, thefts from unsecured vehicles, and auto thefts are a problem for our city. Criminals are opportunists, and seek to victimize law abiding citizens anytime an opportunity presents itself. This is especially true when it comes to our vehicles.
Users will now be able to report common types of code enforcement issues such as overgrown lawn or weeds, junk, trash and/or debris in a yard, abandoned furniture, algae in swimming pools and vehicles parked on a lawn.
The City of Bakersfield hereby announces its fiscal years 2016 through 2018 goal of 4.68% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the City of Bakersfield, Annex Bldg, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 for 30 days from the date of this publication.
As part of establishing the upcoming DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016/2017/2018, a public meeting will be held on May 31, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Basement Conference Room at City Hall South, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93301, for the purpose of discussing potential opportunities for DBE participation in upcoming projects, gain input, and to answer questions.
Three meetings to be held to provide residents with an overview of sewer and utility relocations and the installation of new cul-de-sacs on various streets to be constructed with the future transportation corridor.
The City of Bakersfield is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative Bakersfield mobile application.Using the appplication, users are able to report service related issues, including damaged parks equipment, illegal dumping, graffiti, street lights, traffic signals and potholes. Issues can be reported through photos, video, audio or e-mail messages.
Prop 218 Notice to Increase Refuse and Sewer Rates
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing accepting testimony will be held before the Bakersfield City Council at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Wednesday June 8, 2016 in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, for the purpose of considering increases to refuse and sewer rates. The new rates, if adopted, will go into effect on July 1, 2016. In compliance with Proposition 218, affected property owners within the City limits of Bakersfield are hereby informed of the proposed increases to refuse and sewer rates.
The Solid Waste Division contracts clients of the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Crews sort items at the composting facility and clean up litter on highways thanks to support from sponsors, and local and state agencies. Crew members are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives.