Bakersfield Police Department hosts National Night Out


The Bakersfield Police Department will host its 39th Annual National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 4.  

This year’s event will be held at Yokuts Park, to celebrate the department’s permanent physical agility course constructed at the neighborhood park at 4200 Empire Dr. This new feature will allow residents interested in joining Bakersfield Police Department to prepare, train, and practice for the physical test required to become a police officer.

“We thought this would be a great way for community members to get an idea of what the department requires for passing the physical agility test,” said Carina Ortiz, Community Relations Unit supervisor. “National Night Out is about bringing the police and community together.”

Bakersfield Police Department invites residents to join them for an evening of booths, displays, take photos with the fuzzy faced K9s, get a chance to get behind the wheel of high-profile vehicles, and meet with police officers.

There will also be food to indulge in, including snow cones, mini donuts, funnel cakes and the local “fries on steroids” food truck Get It Twisted.

National Night Out is an annual event held the first Tuesday in August or October by police departments across the United States as a way to bridge relationships between neighbors and their community police officers.

This is Bakersfield Police Department’s 39th year hosting the event with the help of local and nonprofit organizations such as the Family Justice Center, Kern County Aging and Adult Services, Pathways to Destiny, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the California Highway Patrol.

The Details:

Who: Bakersfield Police Department

What: National Night Out

Where: Yokuts Park, 4200 Empire Drive

When: October 4, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend. Fun for the whole family.