The Shafter Police Department

Joe Bergman, Photo & Sports Editor

The Renegade Rip spent an afternoon with the Shafter Police Department.

Areporter and photographer went on a ride-along with Deputy Chief Brian Smith, who explained what services the Shafter Police Department provide the residents of Shafter.

Shafter is rapidly growing in population, mainly due to several distribution hubs that have opened in the city, and its police department is taking the necessary steps to keep up with the growth.

The Shafter Police Department is proud of its commitment to respond to all calls for service, regardless of the nature.

By dealing with the minor crimes as they occur, it is felt that major crimes are prevented.