A Bakersfield police officer finds fulfillment as a school resource officer


Three years ago, Nadine Yeary was a part of the fast-paced, grueling hours, never-ending workload of the Bakersfield Police Department’s gang unit – and she loved it. Had you asked her then if she would give it all up to become a school resource officer (SRO), teaching kids about stranger danger and keeping their front doors locked, she would have flatly refused. But then Yeary became a mom, and as much as she loved what she did as a police officer, she knew she needed to find work-life balance if she was going to continue in her career. When she…

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