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Our Mission Statement:
The Bakersfield Police Department is committed to achieving excellence in public safety by conducting ourselves with honor, providing selfless service, exhibiting physical and moral courage, and vigilantly safeguarding our community.




Investigations>Vice Detail

The Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff Department have combined resources to form a Joint Vice Unit.

The Vice Unit conducts undercover surveillance and investigations which target problems such as prostitution, adult entertainment establishments, gambling and alcohol offenses occurring in both the city and county jurisdictions.

The Vice Unit also handles the permitting of new liquor establishments, massage parlors and practitioners, bingo establishments and card rooms.