Bakersfield Police Departmen

  • Agency: Bakersfield Police Departmen
  • Address: 1601 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, 93301 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (661)327-7111

Bakersfield Police Departmen is located at 1601 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, 93301 CA. The Bakersfield Police Departmen phone number is (661)327-7111.

Bakersfield Police Departmen News

The Kern County 999 Foundation is currently accepting condolence cards for Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus. If you are interested in having a card shared, please deliver it to the Bakersfield Police Department's front desk. We are located at 1601 Truxtun Avenue, open from 7am to 7pm, and will be accepting the cards until Thursday, November 15th at 7pm.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brayden Eidenshink and are mourning with our community for this brave and inspirational young man. This young warrior united our community through his fighting spirit and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Thousand Oaks today as we mourn with them for all of the victims of last night’s tragic mass shooting. Sgt. Ron Helus, thank you for your sacrifice; you are a hero. Rest easy Sir, we have the watch from here.

As part of the 64th Annual Teen City Government Day students from local high schools visited the department today. While here, they were able to visit Chief Martin and the command staff who were available to share information about the department and answer any and all questions. They also were given BOMB, SWAT, and K-9 demonstrations which they thoroughly enjoyed. To our visitors today, we wish you much success in your chosen professions! Remember, if you love the work you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Today in support of Brayden, members of our department visited Houchin Community Blood Bank to donate blood to help save lives as Brayden lies fighting for his life. Brayden, you are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a tough battle but you are one of the strongest warriors we know. Keep fighting little man. We all stand behind you! Brayden's Brave Heart Houchin Community Blood Bank

BE ADVISED From BPD Dispatch: The loud noise heard in the area of Coffee Road and Downing is due to a PG&E gas pressure release. There will be loud noises and the smell of gas in the area, with a possibility of 4,500 customers being without service. We are aware of the situation and everything is under control at this time.

Don't forget to join us this weekend for our Annual Memorial Run! See flyer for more details. We'll see you there!

BPD MONTHLY E-TIP: HOLIDAY SHOPPING The holiday season has arrived! November and December are the busiest months for retailers. Although holidays are seen as a time for giving, criminals view the holiday season as a time for taking. Shoppers can be vulnerable to crimes such as, theft, robbery, and assault. Follow these tips to decrease your chances of becoming a victim: Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Knowing who and what is around you can help you avoid being surprised. It also allows you time to react if something appears suspicious. Display confidence. Criminals choose the victim who looks like the easiest target. If you walk with purpose, scan the area around you, and make casual eye contact with others, you are displaying confidence. Trust your instincts. Your body will tell you when someone or something is suspicious. If you have an intuitive feeling something is wrong, do not second-guess yourself. Carry only what you need. Extra cash, credit cards, checks, jewelry and other items should be left at home. If you must carry a purse, keep it small, in front, and close to your body. Men should keep wallets in their front pockets to avoid pick-pocketing. Never leave your purse or wallet in a shopping cart. Shop with others. The chance of being victimized drops dramatically when you are with at least one other person. Use the buddy system! Be prepared. Have your keys in hand when walking to your vehicle. The keys can be used to defend yourself and you will not waste time trying to find them when standing outside of your vehicle. Carry a whistle to alert those around you something is wrong. Plan ahead while parking. Park in well-lit areas close to store entrances. Keep all doors and windows closed, as well as, your vehicle locked. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle! If you must return to your car while shopping, put your bags in the trunk and move your car to a different location…criminals will be watching.

Fall is here, and the holiday season is upon us! Many children rejoice this time of year as they dress up in Halloween costumes and collect candy. As you may know, Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, visiting haunted attractions, costume parties, carving jack-o-lanterns and reading scary stories. While the practice of trick-or-treating can be fun and enjoyable for children, it also represents certain hazards and risks. We recommend the following tips to make your Halloween a safe one: •Eye holes in children’s costumes should be large enough for good peripheral vision. •Add reflective tape or striping to costumes and/or trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. •Realistic replica firearms should never be used. •All children and their escorts should have flashlights with fresh batteries. •Place name, emergency identification and address on the costume and/or on a bracelet. •A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children when they are trick-or-treating. •Children should trick-or-treat in a group, preferably with a responsible adult. •Advise children they should never enter a stranger’s home. •Children trick-or-treating should obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations. •Children should only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on. •Children trick-or-treating should have specific time limits. •Instruct children not to eat any treats or candy until it has been brought home and inspected.

DIVISION COMMANDER COMMENDATION by Captain Mike Hale On September 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm, the Bakersfield Police Department received a call for service in the 1700 block of Duke Drive for a 2 ½ year old juvenile who had fallen into a swimming pool. The call was initially handled by Bakersfield Police Department Communications Center Supervisor, Doretha Wyatt and transferred to the Bakersfield Fire Department for medical aid response. Dispatcher Rajonda Brandon coordinated medical aid response with Bakersfield Fire Department, while Dispatcher Karla Ko handled dispatching officers to the call. Within a minute of the call being broadcast via police radio, Police Officers John Ryan, Nicole Madsen, and Zachary Burdick placed themselves enroute due to their proximity to the call for service. Prior to officers’ arriving on scene officers learned, “the juvenile is turning blue.” Units arrived close to the same time and rushed to the backyard of the residence, where Officers Ryan and Burdick grabbed the child from the mother, while Officer Madsen had to tend to a loose pit bull in the yard that was attempting to bite the officers. Officers Ryan and Burdick provided life saving measures, which assisted the child in regaining consciousness. Due to the sustained life saving measures by the officers, the juvenile spit up a large amount of water and began regaining color along with normal breathing. Medical aid arrived on scene and transported the juvenile to a local hospital. If not for the quick action of the dispatchers and officers, the juvenile’s condition could have been much worse and may have resulted in the loss of life. Officers Ryan, Burdick, Madsen, Communication Center Supervisor Doretha Wyatt, and Dispatchers Rajonda Brandon, and Karla Ko are commended for their quick action and ability to maintain their composure under duress.

Guild House Celebrity Guest Host Chief Lyle Martin will be present for lunch today. Please join us at 1905 18th Street from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Thank you Albertsons for your generous donation of candy to help with our Bakersfield PD "Trunk or Treat" event. We appreciate your help. #albertsons

If you have a few blankets or towels to spare, please consider sharing them with our furry friends in need over at the Animal Care Center.

Congratulations Carol Kurtis on being the winner of this year’s Cars and Kids show!!! There were several deserving vehicles this year, however it was the 1954 Kurtis that stole the show. Thanks to all who sponsored and attended this year. We look forward to the next Cars and Kids!!!

Come on out to the Bakersfield Police Activities League for our 4th annual Cars and Kids car show. We will be here till 3 with cool cars and lots of fun for the kids. We have bounce houses, games and fun for all!!!

Today is the day!!! Please join us for our 4th annual Cars and Kids car show!

BPD is “Going Pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more information on Cancer Awareness please visit the following links: and #breastawarenessmonth

Please join the Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation in honoring Kern County's Law Enforcement and Dispatch. The event is Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Rabobank Convention Center. Please refer to the flyer for more information.

Today officers participated in Dignity Health's acts of human kindness week, giving out teddy bears and hugs. Today we challenge you to carry out a random act of kindness. Please comment and let us know what you decided to do. #bakersfieldpolice #dignityhealth #bpd

Chief Martin attended the Sikh Riders of America's 6th Annual Motorcycle Ride and Fundraiser benefitting Kern River Blue Star Moms, MADD Bakersfield, and American Legion Post 26. Thank you for your work in our community!

Join Chief Martin for lunch and conversation on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Guild House. All proceeds benefit the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic. To make a reservation, please call 661-325-5478.

Happy Friday! The Bakersfield Police Activity League's 4th annual Cars and Kids car show is right around the corner! If you have a car you'd like to show off, bring it out! All the registration info and general info is on the attached flyer. It's going to be a lot of family fun! Hope to see you there! :)

Brayden is a local boy who has been waiting for a heart transplant. He finally received one this week! His surgery went well, and we hope his healing continues. We heard Brayden's school was wearing red today in his honor, so we decided to join in, and also placed hearts with "B"s in our lobby for him. We're thinking about you Brayden! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Happy heart healing ❤️

We invite you to come on out to the Kern County Fairgrounds Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for hot dogs and dessert. You have a chance to learn about your water system and see if you qualify for low-income rate assistance. You’ll also be entered to win a high-efficiency clothes washer. Along with BPD and Bakersfield Fire, a couple of special guests will be in attendance. Autumn and Midnight are both wire haired Terrier mix puppies, about 5 months old and both are available for adoption. They will grow up to be medium sized dogs. Both females are spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and ready to go to their forever home. If you need a partner to play fetch with, these are you girls!

We had a great time today chatting with community members while enjoying a cup of coffee and a delicious pastry. Lt. Hilliard and Sgt. Pacheco are both assigned to the Central Zone and were out and about, meeting and greeting. We had officers, a dispatcher, and a record's clerk on hand to answer questions as well. Let's not forget Officer Watkin who served at the drive-through window (having too much fun). We also had probation officers join us in the festivities. A big thank you to Starbucks for hosting our event. Starbucks