BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield and the Bakersfield Police Department honored BPD Chief Lyle Martin with a special ceremony on his last day with the department.
City Manager Alan Tandy, Mayor Karen Goh, interim Chief Greg Terry as well as BPD officers and staff thanked Martin for his leadership and hard work during his 30 years with the department including the last three as chief.
Martin announced his retirement back in November.
On Monday, Martin will begin his new position as the Chief District Attorney’s Investigator.
The Chief District Attorney’s Investigator operates as the head of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, a law enforcement agency with a combined staff of over fifty employees, including 27 peace officers.