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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.




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Homeland Security Through Neighborhood Watch

As our country wages the fight against terrorism both domestically and abroad, Neighborhood Watch is the best way for all Americans to get involved-to contribute their talents to the security and safety of our homeland-because a secure and alert neighborhood is a secure and alert nation.

Remember disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.

Meet your neighbors. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a disaster.  Know your neighbors' skills (medical, technical). Consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs, such as elderly or disabled persons. Make plans for child care in case parents can't get home.

Creating A Family Plan

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations.

Evacuation Plan

Develop an evacuation plan and practice it with your family and neighbors.  Know what to do if you are instructed to evacuate your home or community.  Please remember the following when creating your home evacuation plan.

Reporting Emergencies

Any real threat or risk that puts lives in immediate danger is an emergency that should be reported by calling 9-1-1. 

You can save lives by calling 9-1-1 when: