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December 21st, 2016

Johnny Rodriguez Merle Haggard Tribute

Bakersfield’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 12, 2017 at Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame in support of Kern County’s Law Enforcement.   Mr. Rodriguez is well-known for his generosity and music in Kern County and is no stranger to Bakersfield and has long been a supporter of CSUB, local Kern County Veterans, including nationwide and abroad, performing for the children of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School in prior years.

This favored son of Texas has performed for three U.S. Presidents in the White House including Jimmy Carter and both George Bush, Sr. and Jr.  He has been highlighted for his contributions in music and history.  In 1991, he received the Annual Tejano Music Award and in 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame; and  in 2010, received the Pioneer Award from the Institute of Hispanic Culture bridging the Hispanic community and “Real” Country music together with bilingual songs.  Johnny has released 35 albums charting 45 singles achieving International stardom.

Also appearing with Johnny Rodriguez at Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame will be local recording artists: Johnny Owens (son of Buck Owens) and Buck Fever Band; uprising Recording Artist, Kadin Hernandez, and Mariachis San Marcos and Mariachi, Brian Anaya (8 yrs. Old) and Bakersfield Bests! Musicians:  Guitarist, Rick “Reno” Stevens, Fiddle player, Ernie Lewis, Steel Guitar, Kyle Appleton will be accompanying Mr. Rodriguez’s band members from Texas.  Color Guard will lead the concert with our National Anthem being sung by special guest, CHP Officer, Robert Rodriguez.

Special Guests: Senator, Andy Vidak, Board of Supervisor, David Couch, and  Kern County Law Enforcement Officers, Veterans, and guests.  Concert scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M.  Doors open at 5:30 P.M.  Tickets on sale: $60.00 for adults.  Visit www.bakersfieldhalloffame.com  or call BHOF for ticket information at: (661)864-1601.

Our goal is to join together as we ALL celebrate our heritage and recognize Kern County’s Law Enforcement and community pride in our great Bakersfield city.  Proceeds go toward Bakersfield Police Officers Association (BPOA) non-profit formed to assist Officers and their families during their time of need, as well as assist in promoting BPOA/KLEA through donations towards various community friendly evens.  Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the PAL center which fosters Kern County at risk youth.  Your generous contribution, whether large or small, shows support for our Bakersfield Police Officers.

To purchase tickets, please click the link below.

Sponsorship information for the event is attached.  Deadline for sponsorship and logo submission is Friday, January 27, 2017.  For support information, Pauline Vega at (661) 706-2481, pvega7117@sbcglobal.net  or Ramon Chavez, BPOA, (661) 464-2362  rchavez@bpoa.us   visit website: www.bpoa.us.

August 17th, 2016

Matt Applin and the Midnite Band

Matt Applin and the Midnite Band


August 02nd, 2016

Law Enforcement Night At The Ballpark

Law Enforcement Night At The Ballpark

Saturday, August 27th – Gates Open at 6:15PM, Game Time at 7:15PM


June 22nd, 2016

BPD Sr. Office Schlecht Recipient 2016 madd Hero Award

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.


Officer-Schlecht-2016-Hero-AwardThis 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 work and commitment to keeping our streets safe from Drunk Drivers.

There were several Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department who went above and beyond their duties and were recognized for their outstanding efforts to combating Drunk Driving. Recently Officer Anthony Herron attended a luncheon in Fresno where he was recognized for his outstanding efforts. Great job by all!

May 25th, 2016

madd 2016 Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Recognition Luncheon


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 Gentlemen and thank you for your hard work!