Chief's Message

The McFarland Police Department is proud to provide superior service and protection to our residents, merchants and visitors.  Today, we face significant challenges as we provide law enforcement services to an ever changing community, with fewer resources and reduced manpower.  I am proud to represent the fine men and women; sworn, civilians and volunteers, who make up this great department.

There is much talk about "community based policing" across America.  The reality is that the McFarland Police Department has always been a true community police department.  Our ranks are comprised of Kern County residents who have a personal stake in keeping our community safe.  As such, our strong commitment to addressing quality-of-life issues will continue to drive our decisions and deployment of resources.  I am humbled by the support I have received from the community, the city, and the men and women of our police department.

Please enjoy our website, and let me know if you have any questions.


Scot Kimble
Chief of Police
McFarland Police Department
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