About Us

Bakersfield Police Department

Our Story

The Bakersfield Police Department provides public safety and law enforcement services for the City of Bakersfield. Our community consists of approximately 400,000 people extending over 150 square miles. Our organization has two locations for public services; our headquarters at 1601 Truxtun Avenue in the heart of downtown Bakersfield and our west Substation at 1301 Buena Vista Road. The Bakersfield Police Department is comprised of over 600 employees who are committed to protecting the lives and property of the people we serve.

A Message From Our Chief

Welcome to the official website for Join BPD. We are thrilled to provide you with the necessary tools and resources to help you succeed in your application process. As chief of police, I am honored and deeply humbled to lead the dedicated men and women of the Bakersfield Police Department. Each and every day we work to improve our department’s responsiveness to community needs, which begins with the recruitment of individuals passionate about public service. Our goal is to develop many diverse partnerships within our community to solve problems and keep the city of Bakersfield safe, healthy, and prosperous for everyone.

Who We are

The Bakersfield Police Department is dedicated to the delivery of quality professional service in all activities that promote community safety, security, and public trust. Our goal is to provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens of Bakersfield utilizing effective law enforcement systems, including crime prevention, patrol and traffic enforcement, criminal investigation follow-up, crime analysis, vice and narcotics enforcement, gang suppression and community relations.

Our mission

The Bakersfield Police Department partners with our community to protect the lives and property of the people we serve.

We strive for compassion, accountability, and professionalism in all we do.

our divisions

We have five different divisions within the Bakersfield Police Department: support services, investigations, field services, special operations, and training and logistics. Below are the different sections, teams, and units within each divison.


Records Section, Communications Center, Technology Development Section, Quality Assurance Unit, Wellness Team


Robbery/Homicide Detail, Property, Crime Analysis Unit, Special Victims Unit, Major Narcotics Detail, State and Federal Interagency Task Forces


Patrol Section, Reserves, Traffic Section, PAL (Police Activities League)


Special Enforcement Unit, School Resource Officers, IMPACT Team, Animal Control, K-9 Unit, SWAT Team, Civil Disturbance Team, UAS Team, Office of Emergency Services, Honor Guard Detail


Bakersfield Police Academy, Planning, Research, and Training Section (PRT), Firearms Training Team, Defensive Tactics and Arrest Control Training Team (DTAC)