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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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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

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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 me...
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Kern County Businesses we need your help

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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. Join us by donating today,...
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Business Networking Mixer

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Join us for a Business Networking Mixer. Thursday April 20th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Appetizers and Drinks KLEA Business Hall 3417 Pegasus Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93308

Bakersfield's BEST! Cultural Music Festival

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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. Adult Tickets: $60 For info: visit www.bakersfieldmusichalloffame....
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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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. At the time you receive this letter there have been 134 line of duty deaths of...
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County Budget

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By Clayton Huckaby / Kern Valley Sun On Tuesday, August 23 the Kern County Board of Supervisors met to discuss the budget and make decisions concerning the budget cuts for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Due to decreases in the cost of oil and deficits in county tax revenue because of those decreases, the county is currently required to adopt hefty budget cuts to maintain a fiscally sound budget policy...
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Board of Supervisors Approve County Budget, Additional Funds for Sheriff - Voices in support of law enforcement were heard

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Hanging with Heroes

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Save the Date Thursday, September 15th 6 PM - 9 PM Riverview Park, 401 Willow Dr., 93308 Come out and join us for a free meet and greet where you can talk with Kern County heroes! This event is brought to you by the Oildale Neighborhood Watch & Community Action Team. Their mission is to assist the community in triumphing over critical life obstacles by giving them the tools needed to bring hop...
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Join Us For Law Enforcement Night At The Ballpark

Join Us For Law Enforcement Night At The Ballpark
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Join us for a Night at The Ballpark , as we show our support for our local law Enforcement! Sam Lynn Ballpark - 4009 Chester Ave., Bakersfield Saturday, August 27th, 2016 Gates open at 6:15pm, Game time at 7:15pm Fireworks after the Game! We will have display booths hosted by the Bakersfield Police Department, and other local agencies as well as a game worn jersey auction honoring fallen BPD Offic...
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Join Us on July 27th @ Habit Burger!

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Join us at Habit Burger for a fundraiser for Kern Law Enforcement Association From 4-11pm on Wednesday, July 27th , KLEA will receive 20% of the proceeds when you present our flyer, mention KLEA, or in uniform.  Come grab a burger, fries, and a shake and support law enforcement. Please see flyer for location details. "We hope to see you there!" (click image to download flyer)

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for u...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is em...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally sho...
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Honoring One of our Own, Jan 14th, 2016

Honoring One of our Own, Jan 14th, 2016
There will be a Military Graveside Service to honor Dennis Clinton.  It will take place at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin on Thursday, January 14th. Attendees are asked to line up in their vehicles as they arrive. A vehicle procession will be led by mortuary staff at 10:45 AM . 30338 East Bear Mountain Boulevard Arvin, CA 93203 From the Bakersfield Metro Area: Take CA-58 east towa...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Kern Law Enforcement Association. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we ...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out ...
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“LIFTING UP KIMBER” LIFT-A-THON 2015

“LIFTING UP KIMBER” LIFT-A-THON 2015
You hear the term, “Superhero” tossed around a lot these days. But, it isn’t often you hear of a whole family of superheroes. That’s exactly what The Wonderlys are. High school sweethearts and married for eight years, Darren and Kati’s lives were forever changed when their oldest daughter Kimber was born with Lissencephaly, a rare neurological condition in which the brain is smooth. Due to Lissenc...
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KLEA Nominations Opened

KLEA Nominations Opened
Nominations for Vice President and 5 Director positions opened at the September 8th, 2015 Board Meeting. Nominations will close at the conclusion of the October 13th, 2015 Board Meeting. Please stop by the KLEA office to nominate yourself or a fellow officer for the open positions. Forms are available online at Kernlea.org and at the office on 3417 Pegasus Dr. KERN LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION NOMI...
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KLEA Delivers $5,000 Reward Check

KLEA Delivers $5,000 Reward Check
KLEA President Marc Haiungs had the honor of delivering a $5,000 check from the Kern Law Enforcement Association to Gary Welfl of Brady's Market as reward for the information he provided that led to the demise of accused murderer, kidnapper, and attempted murderer of two Sheriff's Deputies, Benjamin Ashley. Also present were Sheriff's Commanders Drake Massey (left) and Tyson Davis (right). Video c...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips
Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Her...
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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else....
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way...
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