New recruits bring fresh perspective to Bakersfield Police Department


In June, Bakersfield Police Department officials held a graduation for 25 newly sworn police officers who made it through its difficult and demanding six-month training academy. The recruits, some homegrown locals while others new to the area, are part of the outreach efforts by the department to increase its force and bring new talent to the Bakersfield community. This is the fourth graduating class for Bakersfield PD since voters passed the Public Safety and Vital Service Measure in 2018 (Measure N). This measure gave the department the funding to hire 100 officers in three years, increasing the number of officers…

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