On 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]
Kern County Deputy District Attorney Jim Simpson and BPD Officer Anthony Herron were presented with awards today at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2016 Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Recognition Luncheon held in Fresno, Ca. Deputy DA Jim Simpson was awarded with the Central Valley Prosecutor of the year award. Officer Herron was presented with the Century Award. The Century Award was awarded to Officers with 100 or more DUI arrest in 2015. Congratulations [more]
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