McFarland Police Department

  • Agency: McFarland Police Department
  • Address: 401 W Kern Ave, McFarland, 93250 CA
  • Chief:

McFarland Police Department is located at 401 W Kern Ave, McFarland, 93250 CA. The McFarland Police Department phone number is 661-792-2121.

McFarland Police Department News

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Sergeant, Pre-Service/Lateral Police Officer, Reserve Officer and Police Office Technician. The McFarland Police Department prides itself in working with a Spirit of Service in a diverse community. Our officers are well trained and receive broad experience with new opportunities and challenges ever day. If you are looking for a career where Loyalty, Commitment and Community are the core beliefs, come join the McFarland Police Department.

Thanks to the community of McFarland for coming out and joining Chief Kimble and Officers from the McFarland Police Department at our first "Ice Cream with the Chief" event at Rite Aid on Sunday, June 10th! This event gave us an opportunity to meet with residents and talk about what is going on in the City and answer any questions regarding neighborhood concerns. These ice cream events are not only a way for residents to engage with us but also with each other! Many thanks to all the residents who came out and enjoyed the World Famous Thrifty Ice Cream! A HUGE THANK YOU to RITE AID, to Store Manager Edgar Muralles, to the awesome Rite Aid Staff, and to the volunteers who made this event extra special!

We are looking forward to our ICE CREAM WITH THE CHIEF event on Sunday, June 10th at Rite Aid from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm! Bring your family and enjoy a FREE SCOOP of Award Winning THRIFTY ICE CREAM! A big THANK YOU to Rite Aid for your support of MPD and the Community of McFarland! Can't wait to see you all Sunday!

Thank you California Highway Patrol for being a valued partner at our Bicycle Safety Rodeo! We also appreciated the help from the various other partners and volunteers! Thank you so much for your support! Bike Bakersfield , CHP, McFarland PAL, FritoLay, Kern Avenue Elementary School, CrossPointe Baptist Church, City of McFarland, Walmart Delano, McFarland Volunteers!

Come on out to the Bicycle Safety Rodeo!!!

Come and have some fun with us at our BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO being held on Saturday, May 19th from 11:00 AM till 1:30 PM. The event will be held on the west blacktop area at KERN AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (356 West Kern Avenue). We will have an awesome BICYCLE SAFETY COURSE for all of the youth to ride their bicycles through and fine tune their safety skills. We will be GIVING AWAY TWO NEW BICYCLES -- every youth will get a free ticket for a chance to WIN! We will also provide free hot dogs, chips, and beverages for everyone! JOIN THE FUN! Bring your bicycles and helmets and give the bicycle obstacle course a try! See you there!

*Public Service Announcement* NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at McFarland Veteran's Community Center. All are welcomed! Facilitated by the McFarland Chamber of Commerce.

This month we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who come together to build stronger communities! We recognize the people that inspire us to serve, thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to make a difference in the community of McFarland! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! We appreciate each and every one of you!

On 04/24/2018, at approximately 2045 hours, the McFarland Police Department received a call of two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds in the 200 block of Robertson Avenue. Officers responded to the area and determined that a shooting had occurred in the 200 block of Robertson Avenue. A preliminary investigation revealed that some type of an unknown argument ensued outside of the location. A 36-year-old male subject was shot once in each leg and an 8-year-old victim was shot once in the heel of the foot. At this time, the 8-year-old victim did not appear to be the intended target. The victims were transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Officers located several shell casings and spent rounds at the scene. The victims are residents of McFarland. At this time, the identities of the victims are not being released. They are listed in stable condition with no life-threatening wounds. We have limited suspect information at this time. One of the suspects was described as an unknown male. This is an ongoing investigation and any witnesses or individuals with any information regarding this case are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jerrod Place at (661)792-2121.

The 3rd Annual McFarland USA Half Marathon & 5K was held on April 15th through our City outskirts, grape fields, almond fields, flat surfaces, and short up hills! There were runners and visitors from all over the country! There was great energy at the event and everyone had a fantastic time. Coach White greeted visitors throughout the day and could be seen at the finish line celebrating with the runners! We're honored to have collaborated with McFarland USA Foundation on this marathon. Looking forward to next year!

A big thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our Town Hall Meeting. It was encouraging to see so many passionate individuals join and participate in discussions about important issues in our City!

Congratulations to our community, residents, business owners, and stakeholders for partnering with us to help with the TEAMWORK of making McFarland a safe city! We appreciate you!

The 3rd Annual McFarland USA Half Marathon & 5K takes place this Sunday, April 15th! There is still time to REGISTER on the day of the event! (See flier for details.) Don't miss out!! It will be fun! For additional information, please visit: https://www.active.com/mcfarland-ca/running/distance-running-races/3rd-annual-mcfarland-usa-half-marathon-and-5k-2018?int=

Thank you to Goertzen Napa Service Center for inviting the community to their Customer Appreciation Luncheon! Delicious food and a warm welcome -- we appreciate the hospitality!

This was a great day! It was nice to see everyone! The kids had fun and so did the Easter Bunny! Can't wait until next year! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: The GEO Group, Walmart-Wasco, McFarland PAL, McFarland LIONS and LEOS, MHS AVID, RF Disposal, Delano Regional Medical Center, CrossPointe Baptist Church, Family Life Worship Center, Frito-Lay, Pepsico, City of McFarland, McFarland Recreation & Park District, and to the many community members that volunteered to make this event special! We are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for your help and support!

April is an important month. It is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We urge all drivers to take extra care as they get behind the wheel. We all need to avoid distractions when driving, so motorists, passengers, and pedestrians can be safe.

It's National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week dedicated to the loyal police office technicians, dispatchers, and staff, who work in Communications Centers. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of MPD police office technicians in handling the telephone calls, including the 911 calls for service. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE & SACRIFICES.

Thank you for spending time with us KGET Channel 17 News!

From everyone at the McFarland Police Department, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Easter! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

The McFARLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT is bringing EASTER to McFarland one day early! Join McFarland Police for the 4th ANNUAL EGG HUNT WITH COPS at Browning Road Park on March 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be games, prizes, and thousands of eggs filled with candy! There will also be a raffle for bicycles! BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS! We look forward to seeing everyone!

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of retired McFarland Police K-9 Ringo. Ringo passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Ringo retired from the MPD in January of 2017 after serving over six years with the department. Ringo served as a dual-purpose patrol dog locating narcotics, evidence, and the apprehension of suspects. Ringo has played an important role in law enforcement for the City of McFarland. Ringo has assisted in the apprehensions of numerous felony suspects, large seizures of narcotics, locating missing juveniles, and locating evidence. Ringo was part of a highway narcotics interdiction unit focusing on the trafficking of drugs through the City. Ringo assisted other law enforcement agencies during vehicle pursuits, foot pursuits, and locating hiding suspects and contraband. In many cases, Ringo was used during situations when it was otherwise unsafe for officers and posed a significant risk to them. Ringo spent his retirement years with his family and handler Sergeant Jerrod Place. We would like to thank Ringo for all his service and much dedication to the MPD and citizens of McFarland. Rest easy Ringo, we will take it from here.

IT'S TOWN HALL MEETING TIME! Join us at VETERAN'S COMMUNITY CENTER on TUESDAY, MARCH 13th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is an open forum to discuss any questions or concerns related to public safety in our community. WE VALUE YOUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS! MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! We'll be serving sandwiches and beverages.

Chief Kimble celebrated "Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Day" at Kern Avenue Elementary School by reading a fun book to Mrs. Cantu's kindergarten class! The student's were full of energy and smiles! Chief had lots of fun. It was even more special because the children surprised Chief with his very own birthday cake!