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Johnny Rodriguez Merle Haggard Tribute

Johnny Rodriguez Merle Haggard TributeBakersfield’s BEST Cultural Music Festival Honoring Law Enforcement BPD/BPOA/KLEA - PAL A “Special” Tribute to Merle Haggard Legendary Country & Western Tex-Mex recording artist, Johnny Rodriguez is returning to Bakersfield, home of his two good friends, icons Merle Haggard and Buck Owens to link honoring Kern County’s Law Enforcement  BPOA/BPD/KLEA and giving “Special” Tribute to the Late Legend, Merle Haggard. Johnny Rodriguez will perform at a Cultural Music Festival concert on Sunday, February [more]

Matt Applin and the Midnite Band

Matt Applin and the Midnite BandMatt Applin and the Midnite [more]

Law Enforcement Night At The Ballpark

Law Enforcement Night At The BallparkLaw Enforcement Night At The Ballpark Saturday, August 27th - Gates Open at 6:15PM, Game Time at [more]

BPD Sr. Office Schlecht Recipient 2016 madd Hero Award

BPD Sr. Office Schlecht Recipient 2016 madd Hero AwardOn June 11, 2016, Sr. Officer Schlecht represented the Bakersfield Police Department in San Diego as an award recipient for the 2016 “Hero Award”. In 2015, Sr. Officer Schlecht arrested 214 DUI drivers in the Bakersfield area.   This yearly event is hosted by M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and is a humble appreciation by M.A.D.D. for the dedication of all Men and Women throughout the State of California for their hard [more]

A Message from the President of Bakersfield Police Officers Association

The Bakersfield Police Officers Association (BPOA) is comprised of the 400 police officers of the Bakersfield Police Department. Our officers are sworn to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; and the preservation of public peace and enforcement of law. The purpose of this website is intended for the general public, elected officials and the local media to keep abreast with the activities of the BPOA and the dedicated officers who serve the city of Bakersfield. We hope it will serve as a reflection of the positive contributions our police officers make every day.

-Ramon Chavez, President

We are currently soliciting area businesses and residents for our annual fundraising campaign. These phone solicitations are sanctioned by the BPOA. We also want to thank all of the contributors who have been supporting us this way for so long. Your help is appreciated.

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Thank You KGET
DUI Awareness Campaign “Not In My Town”