District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer on the Richard Beene Show


Join the thousands urging the Board of Supervisors to fix Kern County's public safety crisis


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9/11 Letter

So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today.

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Why Politics Matter

Officers Need Help (from you)!!! For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the communities entrusted to our care. We ask that you become actively engaged in these processes, which in turn allows us to be successful in our own personal campaign to stay safe and provide high quality law enforcement to those with whom we serve.

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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.

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55th National Police Week

May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.

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Kern County Businesses we need your help

Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Kern LEA's community outreach mission.

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Business Networking Mixer

Bakersfield’s BEST! Cultural Music Festival

Honoring Kern County Law Enforcement. Sunday, February 12, 2017 Special Guest Star, Legend Tex-Mex, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ. Also Featuring Johnny Owens & Buck Fever Band; Kadin Hernandez, Mariachi San Marcos, Mariachi Brian Anaya. Proceeds benefiting Kern County Law Enforcement: BPD/BPOA/KLEA/PAL A “Special” Tribute to Merle Haggard.

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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help.

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