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National Night Out BINGO!

August 3, 2020 

With the restrictions we're facing due to COVID-19, National Night Out won't look the same this year; however, we weren't about to call it off altogether! Instead, we're going to play a game of BINGO with our community.

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Where We Are Now

June 19, 2020 

Our goal as a police department is to partner with the community to protect the lives and property of the people we serve. To accomplish our mission we must be constantly aware of the needs and expectations of our community.

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Junior Police Academy Cancelled for 2020

June 1, 2020 

With social distancing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Junior Police Academy. We are very sorry to our youth community. We will begin planning later this year for the 2021 Junior Police Academy, and we will make it our best year yet!!! Thank you for your understanding.


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City to Offer Business Reopening Assistance

May 20, 2020 

The City has created a process for business owners to apply for a permit to temporarily close private parking lots throughout the City, or public streets and sidewalks in Downtown Bakersfield in order to allow businesses to set up outdoor dining seating and/or retail vending areas each day.

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Take the 2020 Census!

April 20, 2020 

The 2020 U.S. Census is underway, and it's important that everyone be counted so that our communities will have the funding and support they will need over the next decade.

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Traffic Control Needed at Hwy 43 and Stockdale Hwy this Week

January 6, 2020 

The contractor for the new roundabout at the State Route 43 (Enos Lane) and Stockdale Highway intersection plans to complete paving operations for this phase of the project on Tuesday, January 7, and to stripe the new roadway on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10, weather permitting.

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Fuzz for Funds

December 2, 2019 

In a collaborative effort with the Kern County 999 Foundation, we are currently raising charitable funds for the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, and Kern County Deputy Jesse Harker's family. Deputy Harker was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment. Both organizations have come together for a fun "FUZZ FOR FUNDS" contest of our beard growing Bakersfield Police Officers.

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Reconstruction of Old River Road and Panama Lane

August 6, 2019 

The reconstruction of the roadway on Panama Lane from Mountain Vista Drive to Old River Road and Old River Road from Panama Lane to Gazelle Creek Lane has been extended and expected to be completed by August 14, 2009

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Jastro Park Pickleball/Tennis Court Complex Ribbon Cutting

June 25, 2019 

The City of Bakersfield will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jastro Park for the new Pickleball and Tennis Court Complex beginning at 8 a.m.





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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 31, 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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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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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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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 

NEW SUBMIT A TIP METHOD

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.

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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 application, 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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