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

This morning, the Bakersfield Police Department again partnered with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools to host an Easter Egg Hunt at the Police Activities League, for blind and visually impaired students enrolled in their program. This is our third annual event. Even with the rainy weather, the show went on with an indoors egg hunt. This is always a very special event, spearheaded by the BPD Bomb Squad. Plastic eggs with audible beepers were constructed, making it possible for students to locate the eggs. Those eggs were then traded in for cookies, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. In addition to hunting the Easter eggs the children were given t-shirts, were able to play in an obstacle course, visit with the bomb squad officers and other police personnel. They also had an opportunity to pet and feed animals at a small petting zoo, provided by CALM and Officer Sonja Peery. Also at the event were various mascots and the Easter Bunny. At the end of the event, there were raffle prizes for the children to win. A lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, and chips were provided for the children, parents, and all participants. Goodie bags were provided for the siblings, and specially prepared Easter baskets were given to each student. Inside the baskets were many goodies, including a book in braille for the children to read. Each basket also included a handmade name tag, with the children’s names written in braille with puff paint. This event would not have been possible without the generous donations from the following groups: Target, Frito-Lay, Freddy’s Steakburgers, the Bakersfield Police Officer’s Association, the Bakersfield Police Benefit Association, and many Bakersfield Police Department employees who donated their own money to this cause. This event has become a favorite annual event for all involved!

Thank you to Caring Corner for having us. We always enjoy visiting!

Be advised. Be prepared, slow down during your commutes, and be safe.

Job well done to this year’s Bakersfield Police Baker to Vegas team. The team competed in what is known as one of the most unique and competitive law enforcement foot races. This annual race starts in Baker, California and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada covering 120 miles with 20 different stages. This year’s team was able to shave 8 minutes from last year’s finish time, and beat our good friends at the Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). BPD and KCSO compete in the same division. The BPD finished ahead of the KCSO by 29 minutes to take the countywide trophy back for the year. GREAT JOB BY ALL!

A big thank you to Project Linus! Our Special Victims Unit (SVU) recently ran out of blankets for victims. On Thursday, Sergeant Haskins of the SVU reached out to Kim at Project Linus, and she delivered about 40 blankets to the SVU. We are very thankful!

Officer Dalton participating in a special training today at The People's Missionary Baptist Church. Thank you ladies!

Valley Bible Fellowship came by today to pray for all of us and give us a gift basket filled with snacks. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to make ours! We appreciate your generosity.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate safely.

On Friday, March 30, 2018 we are having a Coffee with a Cop event in Northwest Bakersfield (also known as the North Zone) at Starbucks inside of Vons, located at 4500 Coffee Road. The event will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Officers will be there to answer questions and meet members of the community. We are excited about this event and hope many of you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet your neighborhood officers! If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Kelsey Taylor with the BPD Community Relations Unit at (661) 326-3051, or at

Our thought and prayers go out to the Marin County Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of Deputy Ryan Zirkle. Deputy Zirkle was killed Thursday, March 15, 2018 following a traffic collision. He leaves behind his fiancé and family. Rest easy sir, we have the watch from here.

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 Olivia's Heart Project and the League of Dreams. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.

No one ever plans on becoming a victim of a crime, but it is a possibility. Below are a few tips to keep in mind to help keep you, your family, and your property safe. Keep all doors and windows closed and securely locked. All doors should have deadbolt locks with a 1” throw and reinforced strike plate with 3” screws. This includes doors leading into your house from the garage and the door that leads outside from your garage. Keep your side gate leading into your back yard locked at all times. If there are no windows in the front door, install a wide-angle viewer or voice intercom device. Keep garage doors closed at all times. When pulling in or out of your garage take a few seconds to watch the door close completely. Always set your home security and surveillance system, even when home. If you do not have one, consider having one installed. Add security signage to your property. Metal security gates and security doors are a very strong deterrent as long as you keep them locked. Keep your valuables in a safe. Be sure to have your safe bolted to the floor and keep it locked at all times. If you do not have a safe to keep your valuables in, do not keep them all in one area, especially the master bedroom. Hide your valuables all throughout your home. Usually burglars don’t spend very much time in your house and will not take the time to search the entire house. Secure sliding glass doors. Place a a solid wooden rod in the track and install vertical bolts. When not home create the illusion that you are home by using timers on lights, radios, and TV’s. Keep the perimeter of your home well lit. Porch lights and motion-sensitive lighting are recommended for most homes. Also, consider photoelectric lighting which automatically switches on at dusk and shuts off at dawn. Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted friend or neighbor collect mail, newspapers, or flyers while you are away. Never leave a message on your telephone or post on social media that you are away or on vacation. Keep shrubbery trimmed away from entrances, walkways, and windows. They can hide burglar activity. Shrubbery should be trimmed below your window sills and a minimum of 12 inches off the ground. Keep tree limbs trimmed to make sure the branches cannot allow easy access to your home, block the view to your home from the street, or block the exterior lighting. Dogs can be a valuable asset because their presence or barking can discourage intruders from entering your home.

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY LOOKING FOR RECRUITS The mission of this Academy is to provide the recruits with a foundation of Law Enforcement, while enhancing their social skills to become more productive students and members of our community. If you know someone between the ages of 11-17 who you think would benefit from this dynamic learning experience, have them apply. All applications must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018 by 3 p.m. at the Bakersfield Police Activities League office.

Please consider assisting these young ladies in working to give back to our community. Watch this video to learn more about this great cause and how we got involved!

Please join us in taking a stand against violence in our community. Various resources, family activities, food and fun for all to join!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of fallen Pomona Police Officer Gregory Casillas. Officer Casillas, 30, was shot by a suspect who had barricaded himself in an apartment complex following a pursuit and collision late Friday night. He is survived by his wife and two children. Rest easy sir, we have the watch from here.

We're just getting started at Coffee with a Cop at 4601 Coffee Rd (McDonald's). We'll be here until 12pm. Stop by and say hi! We're also collecting new baby items for the Teens Helping Teens baby supply drive.

Please join us for the 24th Annual Bakersfield Police Activities League's Battle of the Badges. See the attached flyer for further details and how to purchase tickets.

Our testing has concluded.

The Bakersfield Police Department is currently conducting testing on the new gunshot detection system in our Metro Zone. This is expected to conclude by midnight.

What a great day dancing and jogging with the Reagan Elementary Patriots! We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Please see the attached Chief's Commendation for Officer Jacky Hernandez who showed courage, quick-thinking, and commitment to public safety while responding to an injured motorist on February 7, 2018. She truly represents the finest principles of the Bakersfield Police Department and law enforcement nationwide.

BPD MONTHLY E-TIP Spring and summer showers may mean flowers, but wet pavement contributes to over 1 million traffic crashes each year. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, weather-related crash statistics are as follows: Wet Pavement 907,831 crashes 352,221 persons injured 4,488 persons killed Rain 573,784 crashes 228,195 persons injured 2,732 persons killed Remember the following tips for driving safely in the rain: •Think! When it’s raining, be sure to adjust your thinking. Stay alert and focus on what’s going on around you. •Replace windshield wiper inserts if they leave streaks on your windshield to help with visibility. •Make sure all headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are working properly. Be sure to utilize your blinkers. •Keep your headlights on to boost your visibility. Especially when visibility is low. •Check your tire’s tread depth. You can do this by inserting a quarter upside down into your tire tread. If the top of Washington’s head is exposed at any point, you should replace the tires. •Check your tire’s pressure using a tire gauge. •Avoid cruise control. When used in wet conditions, the chance of losing control of the vehicle can increase. •To reduce your chance of hydroplaning, slow down during wet weather. For hydroplaning to occur, all you need is 1/12 of an inch of rain on the road and a speed of more than 35 miles per hour. If you start to hydroplane, let off the accelerator slowly and steer straight until you regain control. •Slow down. Speed limit signs are designed for ideal conditions. Rainy weather is not an ideal condition, so let up on the accelerator and allow more time to get to your destination. •Keep your distance. Focus on staying 5 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you.

This is a reminder to our community based on recent ICE enforcement actions, that the Bakersfield Police Department does NOT enforce immigration laws. Please read the article published by The Bakersfield Californian on September 7, 2017.

Making new friends!