About The Bakersfield Police Department
The Bakersfield Police Department is dedicated to the delivery of quality professional service in all activities that promote community safety, security, and public trust. Our goal is to provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens of Bakersfield utilizing effective law enforcement systems, including crime prevention, patrol and traffic enforcement, criminal investigation follow-up, crime analysis, vice and narcotic enforcement, gang suppression and community relations.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
The Bakersfield Police Department is commanded by
Chief Greg Williamson.
Internal Affairs is responsible for investigating allegations of police officer misconduct and the issuance of concealed weapons permits.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
The Public Information Office consists of the Public Information Officer and a Community Relations Specialist. The Public Information Officer (PIO) works closely with all divisions within the police department to release pertinent information to the public through various media sources. The Public Information Officer is also responsible for the producing of the department’s webcast, BPDinsider. The Community Relations Specialist is editor of the webcast and the department’s monthly newsletter. She is also responsible for the assembly of presentations designed for the public and presented by Command Staff and Managers of the Police Department.
The Business Manager is responsible for the daily finances of the department. These duties include budgetary items, payroll, purchasing and special event billing.