Our Leadership Team

Bakersfield Police Department

Chief Greg Terry

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.

ASSISTANT CHIEF MIKE HALE

Assistant Chief of Police Mike Hale manages the Training and Logistics Division, Support Services Division, and the Investigations Division…

ASSISTANT CHIEF BRENT STRATTON

Assistant Chief of Police Brent Stratton manages the Field Services Division and Special Operations Division of the Bakersfield Police…

CAPTAIN CLAYTON MADDEN

Clayton Madden was hired by the Bakersfield Police Department in 1997 and has worked a variety of assignments as an officer, including…

CAPTAIN JEREMY GRIME

Captain Jeremy Grimes began his law enforcement career in 1995 working in detentions for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. He worked as a…

CAPTAIN JEREMY BLAKEMORE

Captain Jeremy Blakemore manages the Training and Logistics Division. As the division commander, Captain Blakemore is responsible for the…

CAPTAIN BOBBY WOOLARD

Bobby Woolard began his career in public service as a U.S. Marine in 1989. Post Marine Corps, he worked as a Correctional Officer with the…

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. 

Join the Team

Learn about being on our team, salary, benefits, requirements, and more.

The Testing Process

Learn about the various test phases and how you can be prepared to succeed.

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The Training

Find out more about the police academy and the field training program.