The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is continuously striving to be a progressive leader among law enforcement agencies. Your organization wants to ensure useful public information is accessible for review and use by members of the public. Access to public records is an important priority for us as we believe that public trust is essential to good community policing strategies and maintaining accountability.
Providing information online about the way we work and the policies that govern us is just one of our transparency initiatives. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is committed to work in partnership with our community to enhance safety, security, and quality of life for the residents and visitors of Kern County through professional public safety service.
We want to ensure that useful information about the Kern County Sheriff’s Office can be easily found by members of the community with a click of a button. Check back as more information is added in the future.
We want your feedback!
Researchers from UCLA working with the California Department of Justice, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and the Monitoring Team will be conducting a survey of residents to understand the relationship between the community and the Sheriff’s Office. The information gathered in this survey is anonymous and confidential. No individuals will be identified, and each survey will only be reviewed by the UCLA researchers, not the Sheriff’s Office or the Department of Justice. There are no right or wrong answers. While we would like you to answer all the questions, if you don’t know the answer or feel uncomfortable responding you may leave the question blank.
The survey is part of an ongoing effort to help the community and the Sheriff’s Office better understand relations between residents and law enforcement so that the relationship can continue to be improved and to achieve the shared goals of fairness, equality, and justice.
If you work (or attend school) but don't live in Kern County, think of your "neighborhood/community" as the areas of Kern County you spend the most time and not your home county.