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Crimes Against Persons

     Another unit of the Criminal Investigations Division is the Crimes Against Persons Unit.  The investigators of this unit are responsible for investigating crimes which include:


  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic violence and family assaults
  • Elder Abuse
  • Missing persons
  • Registration and monitoring of sex offenders
  • Sexual assaults
  • Homicides
  • Felonious assaults
  • Kidnapping and abductions
  • Weapons violations


     The Crimes Against Persons investigators rely heavily on the information provided to uniformed patrol officers when the initial crime report is taken, and it is important that each victim provide as much accurate information about their crime as possible.

     Each case is assigned at least one investigator, and many times, more than on investigator to provide each victim with the best quality investigative service as possible.


Are you the victim of a violent crime?

     If you have sustained physical injury as a direct result of a crime of violence, or are legally dependent fro support upon a person who has sustained physical injury or death as a direct result of a crime of violence, you have legally assumed or voluntarily paid the medical or burial expenses incurred as a direct result thereof, you may qualify for indemnification by the State of California for the out-of-pocket wages, medical/or burial expenses which you have incurred as a result of the crime.

     Section 13959 et. Seq. of the Government Code has established a program to indemnify and assist in the rehabilitation of residents of California who have, as a direct result of a crime, suffered a pecuniary loss which they are unable to recoup without suffering serious financial hardship.  Claims must be filed with the State Board of Control for the State of California.  For further information regarding this program please contact:


Victims of Violent Crime Program

State Board of Control

State Office Bldg. No. 1, Rm. 102

Sacrament, CA  95814

(916) 445-1540


You may also visit the below website where you can find additional information about the Victims of Violent Crime Program:  http://www.boc.cahwnet.gov/Victims.htm.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
P.O. Box 468
Ridgecrest, CA  93556

(619) 375-7100

Kern Child Abuse Treatment Program
Kern County Mental Health Services
2151 College Ave.
Bakersfield, CA  93305

(661) 861-2251

Bakersfield Pregnancy Center
2920 F Street, Suite C-5
Bakersfield, CA  93301

(661) 326-1915

Child Protective Services

(661) 631-6011

 Domestic Violence

Alliance Against Family Violence
P.O. Box 2054
Bakersfield, CA  93303

(661) 327-1091  (24 hour Crisis Line)
(800) 273-7713  Toll Free
(661) 322-0931  Office

Family Services-Tulare County
815 W. Oak Street, Suite A
Visalia, CA  93291

(209) 732-5941  Crisis Line-Shelter
(209) 732-2514  Office

Victims of Crime Resource Center

(800) 842-8467