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Our Mission Statement:
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.




K-9 Partners

Officer Jared Ashby and JaxOfficer Jared Ashby & Jax

Officer Ashby and Jax became partners in May 2013. Jax is from the Czech Republic. His commands are spoken in both Czech and German. Jax is trained to locate and apprehend criminals, and he is one of two dogs within the Bakersfield Police Department trained in explosive detection. When off duty Jax loves playing in the water and sleeping on the couch. Jax’s favorite toy is a tug toy.

Date of Birth: February 5, 2012
Dog Breed: German Shepherd
Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Christopher Dalton and BronxOfficer Christopher Dalton and Bronx

Officer C. Dalton and Bronx first became partnered in January 2010. Bronx was born and trained in France and most of his commands are in French. Bronx iscross trained to find illegal narcotics as well as apprehend bad guys. Although Bronx is one of the smallest of the department's K-9s (60lbs), his speed and agility make up for his smaller size and he can easily squeeze into tight quarters. While off duty, Bronx enjoys barking at birds and chewing on anything he can get his paws on!

Date of Birth: 01/04/09
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinois
Country of Orgin: France

Chad Haskins and RexOfficer Chad Haskins and Rex

Officer Haskins and Rex became partners in July 2010. Rex loves to go to work and protect the citizens of Bakersfield from Bad Guys. Rex’s commands are spoken in Czech. Rex lives with Officer Haskins and his family. Rex spends his off time staring through the window in the back door until someone comes outside to play fetch with him. Rex’s favorite toy is a tennis ball, which he will chase for hours.

Date of Birth:2/4/08
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinios

Officer Molly Hessler and CarsonOfficer Molly Hessler & Carson

Officer Hessler and Carson became partners in May 2013. Carson is a Labrador Retriever who is trained to locate illegal narcotics. When Carson is not at work, he enjoys playing in the water and chasing anything that is being thrown for him. Carson's favorite toy is a tennis ball.

Date of Birth: April 23, 2008
Dog Breed: Labrador Retriever
Country of Origin: United States of America

Officer Thomas Hernandez and KaneOfficer Thomas Hernandez & Kane

Officer Hernandez and Kane became partners in June of 2011. Kane is cross trained in criminal apprehension and narcotic detection. Kane’s commands are spoken in German. Kane spends his time off sleeping, playing tug-o-war, and fetch with any toy he can hold in his mouth.

Date of Birth: January 1, 2009
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinios
Country of Origin: Netherlands

Officer James Jones and RicoOfficer James Jones & Rico

Officer Jones and Rico have been partners since August of 2011. Rico is cross trained in criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. His commands are in Czech, Dutch, German, and English. When Rico is not working he enjoys playing fetch with anything you throw or chewing on tennis balls.

Date of Birth: September 09, 2009
Dog Breed: German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois

Senior Officer Jeffrey Martin and TitanSenior Officer Jeffrey Martin and Titan

Senior Officer Martin and Titan became partners in March of 2011.  Titan is crossed trained in narcotics detection and criminal apprehension.  Titan was born in the Czech Republic and his commands are spoken in Dutch.  When Titan is off he spends most of his time playing catch and running around the back yard.

Date of Birth:  02/02/10
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinois

Senior Officer Lynn Martinez and HarleySenior Officer Lynn Martinez and Harley

Senior Officer Lynn Martinez and Harley have been together since December 2010. Harley is a purebred Labrador Retriever trained in narcotic detection, along with article searching. Harley's favorite toy is a tennis ball, and he will play fetch for hours. When Harley is at home he enjoys hanging in the backyard, and playing tug-of-war with the other dogs.

Date of Birth: September 2009
Breed: Labrador Retriever (Chocolate)

Officer Travis McNinch and RogueOfficer Travis McNinch & Phoenix

Officer McNinch and Phoenix became partners in May of 2013. Phoenix is cross trained in the apprehension of criminals as well as explosive detection. Phoenix is one of two explosive detection dogs within the Bakersfield Police Department, and is the K-9 unit’s only female patrol dog. When Phoenix is not at work she likes to roll in the grass with her family at home and play catch with her chew toy.

Date of Birth: July 01, 2012
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd
Country of Origin: Czech Republic

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