The Renegade Rip

Chief Lyle Martin opens discussion about the body-worn camera pilot program that Bakersfield City Council approves at council meeting on April 11.

BPD’s Special Enforcement Unit to wear body cameras during 12-month pilot program

April 16, 2018

Bakersfield Police Department received approval at the City Council Meeting on April 11, to equip its Special Enforcement Unit with body-worn cameras (BWCs)...

A Life Interrupted includes a display trailer with a truck from a drunk driving accident in 2016.

BPD raises awareness about the dangers of drunk and reckless driving with “A Life Interrupted” presentation

March 23, 2018

The Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) presented “A Life Interrupted,” a multimedia presentation about drunk and reckless driving, to Bakersfield...

Students react to CSUB professor’s arrest

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

Theodore Ishida, CSUB Psychology Professor, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with possession of child pornography. Students who had previously taken courses with the professor have expressed shock and confusion. CSUB released a statement on the day of the arrest. The university said that it was cooperating with authorities and that Ishida was placed on paid leave. The...

BC student’s eye-opening BPD ride-along

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

March 16, 2017

On March 3 I had the opportunity to go on a ride-along with the Bakersfield Police Department. Coming into it, I was not too sure what to expect. My mom told me growing up all police officers were “jerks” and that the less interaction I had with police officers, the better. I grew up with the impression police officers were mean, power-abusing enforcers of the law. That,...

Public Safety pursues man who exposed himself to students

Public Safety pursues man who exposed himself to students

February 15, 2017

Two incidences of indecent exposure sprung campus security into action around 7:21 p.m. on Feb. 6. In an email to students sent at 9 p.m., Department...

BPD and students switch roles at BC

BPD and students switch roles at BC

Crystal Valdez, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Bakersfield College hosted a Hill Zone Community Meeting that discussed what the Bakersfield Police Department experiences on a daily basis through the...

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