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Bakersfield Safe Streets partnership looks to reach the streets and bring an end to gang violence

Posted at 11:33 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 02:33:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Safe Street partnership is law enforcement, clergy, and the community leaders working together to take back the streets of Bakersfield and bring an end to gang violence.

According to the Kern County District Attorney's office, there were 111 homicides in 2018. Bakersfield Police say 50 of those homicides are gang related.

Police say there have been four Homicides, six aggravated assaults with firearm and two weapon firings in 2019. They say Shot Spotter technology has helped in gathering information on gang related activities.

The Safe Street Program is located at 1225 California Ave.Bakersfield, California.

Upcoming events:

Dream Rally Saturday April 13, 9am-1pm
Silver Creek Park
Celebrating and the honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Contact: Jerry 661-496-3219
Raven 510-375-8478

Innocent Victims of Gang Violence Awareness Event and Memorial
Sat May 11, 10am-1pm at Lowell Park, 800 4th St.
Hosted by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership class of 2019

Peace Walk April 14 3-6pm David Nelson Park, 1511 Niles St.

The next Safe Street Meeting May 7 5:30 Larry E. Reider 2000 K St. Rm 101