Bakersfield Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 19-01 graduated on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The badge pinning and graduation ceremony was held at Bakersfield College. Families and friends gathered to celebrate 26 new police officers being sworn in. We are proud to welcome 25 new officers to the Bakersfield PD, and 1 to Shafter PD.
This is the first graduating academy class where funding was provided by the Public Safety and Vital Services Measure, also known as "Measure N". The academy began in August 2019. Our second academy began the following week on Monday, January 13, 2020. Those trainees are expected to graduate in June 2020.