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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan Survey

April 12, 2019 

The City of Bakersfield is currently working on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan that will evaluate the CIty's roadways and intersections, identify and analyze various "hot spots" around the City, as well as provide some design recommendations for consideration.

Deadline: July 15, 2019

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BPD K-9 Trial

April 2, 2019 

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 the Armed Forces Support Foundation. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.

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Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital Services Measure Effective April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019 

The Measure is a locally controlled one-cent sales tax measure that will provide approximately $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield to address top community priorities including enhancing public safety, reducing homelessness and bolstering economic development activities. The Measure is effective April 1, 2019, within the City of Bakersfield.

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Scout Day at the BPD

March 8, 2019 

If you know or have a child who is apart of a local scout troop, then this event is for them! We will have group tours every 30 minutes and demonstrations from our specialized units: SWAT, K9's & Bomb Squad.

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Fuzz for Funds

December 3, 2018 

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.

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36th Annual Bakersfield Police Memorial Run

October 5, 2018 

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.

Click here for the division results.

Click here for the overall results.

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Clear the Shelters

August 13, 2018 

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.

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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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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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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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New Submit a Tip Method

April 3, 2018 


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

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Bakersfield Municipal Airport (L45) DBE Goals FY 2016-2018

June 21, 2017 

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.

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Notice for Public Meeting - Consultation for DBE Program Opportunities at Bakersfield Municipal Airport

May 12, 2017 

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.

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Report A Service Request on your smart phone or online

December 27, 2016 

Bakersfield Mobile App

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.

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Solid Waste Contracts With Homeless Center

January 4, 2016 

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.

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