Join Bakersfield Police Department


Join Bakersfield Police Department

The Bakersfield Police Department is proud to protect the residents, businesses, and visitors of Bakersfield. Our department is growing and our community desires Police Officers who represent and will uphold the values of our citizens. Police Officer candidates who are compassionate, professional, accountable, and possess a passion for public service are highly encouraged to apply. The Bakersfield Police Department strongly believes that having the best employees provides the best service to the community and makes us the sound of something better.

Hiring Process

The process of joining the Bakersfield Police Department is a rigorous one! From the written exam to the Captain’s interview,  we’ve got you covered.

Applicant Resources

Our goal is to have each and every applicant succeed during their process. We’ve laid out guidelines on how to prepare for each test and interview in the hiring process.

frequently asked questions

We’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the hiring process and qualifications for joining our team. 

contact a recruiter

Interested in taking the next step to join our department? Contact a recruiter to have your questions answered.

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Who We Are

Hiring Process

Featured Benefits


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Hiring resources

Training Programs