Bakersfield PD steps up community outreach with summertime events

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It has been more than year since Community Relations Specialists Janeth Jimenez and Edwina Tripp have organized any in person events to connect police officers with residents. That’s a year without meeting neighbors face-to-face, having coffee at the local shop or getting to chat with local kids about school and sports. When Tripp and Jimenez received the green light to kick off summer events, they decided to have a little fun and create special pop-up summer events. “We were excited because it had been so long,” Jimenez said. “We wanted to make sure everyone knew about our first event at…