Greg Terry

Bakersfield Police Department

Chief Greg Terry began his law enforcement career in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. He was hired by the Lafayette Police Department in 1990 and worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, FTO, SWAT, and was a detective in the Robbery/Homicide unit when he was hired by the Bakersfield Police Department in 1997.

Chief Terry has worked in a variety of line-level and supervisory positions in the Bakersfield Police Department since that time, including Patrol, the Special Enforcement Unit, Investigations, Public Information Office, and Internal Affairs. Chief Terry promoted to the position of Assistant Chief of Police in 2017, overseeing the Operations, Investigations, and Support Services Divisions.

Chief Terry possesses a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is also a graduate of the POST Command College Class 63, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute Class 303, and POST Executive Development Course.

Chief Terry is extremely active in our community organizations. He is currently a board member for the Kern County WorkForce Youth Committee, on the governing board for the Kern County Network for Children, and apart of the Bakersfield Police Activities League. He is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), California Police Chiefs Association, and California Peace Officers Association.

1601 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301

Greg Terry

Chief of Police

Chief Greg Terry

1601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301


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