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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.

OTS California Highway Patrol California Restaurant Association

Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Kick-off your party
celebration during
the holidays with
non-alcoholic drinks.
Non-alcoholic drink recipes

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

About "Avoid the 18"

The “Avoid the 18 Kern County DUI Taskforce” reminds Kern County drivers not to drink and drive during the holidays because thousands of others stand ready to report you! Fellow commuters are asked to Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

The Avoid the 18 DUI Task Force is composed of local law enforcement agencies
throughout Kern County have allied together to combat drunk driving in cities and
unincorporated area of Kern County. The program is called the Avoid DUI Campaign because motorists can "avoid" being arrested by not drinking and driving.

AVOID Coordinator
Sgt. Melvin Johnson, Bakersfield Police Department
Avoid the 18 – Kern County Phone: 661-326-3896 (W) or 661-364-6803(C) Email:

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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