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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.




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Monthly e-Tip: School Safety for Children

School BusAs school starts again it is important we educate our children on personal safety, as well as remind them to take caution when traveling to and from school.  The Bakersfield Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit recommends the following practices for child safety.

On and Around the Bus
·    Keep your backpack or other belongings in your lap, on your arm, or between your feet. Do not leave them on an empty seat.
·    Avoid displaying expensive looking watches, rings, necklaces, or other jewelry. Don’t invite trouble.

School SafetyWalking to and from School

At School and Play

        Bicycle Locking Do’s and Don’ts
·    Do’s

·    Don’ts

Parents should take the time to listen carefully to children’s fears and feelings about people or places that scare them, or make them feel uneasy. Tell children to trust their instincts. Complaints about bullies should also be taken seriously. For additional crime prevention tips please visit the National Crime Prevention Council ( or contact the Bakersfield Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at 661-326-3053.

Have a happy and safe school year!