Bakersfield at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Bakersfield Police Department

  • 403 Officers
  • 185 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 1.51 Bakersfield
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Bakersfield Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022


We identified over $6M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Bakersfield
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$137,466.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2024
BAKERSFIELD, CITY OF INTERACTIVE DISPLAY PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$118,962.00 10/01/2019
09/30/2023
BAKERSFIELD, CITY OF FY 20 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$450,000.00 10/01/2017
09/30/2019
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES BAKERSFIELD, CITY OF Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Sub
$136,611.00 10/01/2016
09/30/2020
BAKERSFIELD, CITY OF PURSING A CULTURE OF WELLNESS Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military Equipment Transfers

Data last updated April 4, 2022


$2.1M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Bakersfield Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is UNMANNED VEHICLE,GROUND with 6 items valued at $187,312.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
6/30/2021 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-495-1385
8 8 @ $398.00 $3,184.00 D 1
6/10/2021 EYEPIECE ASSEMBLY,OPTICAL INSTRUMENT
1240-01-591-8149
6 6 @ $395.00 $2,370.00 D 1
7/7/2020 MAGAZINE,CARTRIDGE
1005-00-921-5004
600 600 @ $16.17 $9,702.00 D 1
7/18/2018 SIGHT,THERMAL
5855-01-524-4308
2 2 @ $8,000.00 $16,000.00 F 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

In order to settle a California Department of Justice investigation related to the Bakersfield Police Department’s use of excessive force, in August 2021, the City of Bakersfield agreed to implement revisions to the police department’s use-of-force guidance, training, and investigations.

Beginning in 2016, the state’s attorney general office investigated allegations that the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office consistently used excessive force. No specific incidents have been publicly mentioned, but the California Department of Justice concluded that BPD had violated the 4th and 5th amendment rights of residents, as a number of officers engaged in forms of excessive force, including fatal shootings, police canine attacks, and discriminatory traffic stops. The consent decree requires the police department to reform its policies related to excessive force, which will be overseen by an independent monitor.

Policy changes