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.
In recent weeks we have heard calls for police reform from the 8Can'tWait campaign and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. All of our policies are currently being reviewed. We will partner with our community and make every effort to ensure that the policies of the Bakersfield Police Department are aligned with the best possible practices to keep our community safe.
In an effort to build and maintain trust and transparency with our community we wanted to clarify where we are now on these important issues.