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:
  • Domestic violence and family assaults
  • Elder Abuse
  • Felonious assaults
  • Homicides
  • Kidnapping and abductions
  • Missing persons
  • Registration and monitoring of sex offenders
  • Sexual assaults
  • 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 upon support of 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 and 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


Child Abuse

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

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

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

Child Protective Services

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