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The Bakersfield Police Department is committed to professional service which improves community safety and the quality of life by developing partnerships that promote efficient and innovative crime prevention, intervention and law enforcement service.




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.