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Christopher Bagby

Christopher Bagby
Lieutenant; 2022 NIJ Leads Law Enforcement Officer
Bakersfield Police Department

Bakersfield, CA

Christopher Bagby is a Lieutenant for the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) in Bakersfield, California. He currently manages the Department’s Office of Performance and Analysis, which oversees the Department’s Quality Assurance Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Wellness Programs. Additionally, he manages the organization’s accountability and oversight programs, reform efforts, policy programs, and organizational improvement projects. He holds current collateral duties as the Covid-19 Resource Team Leader/Infection Control Officer, Terrorism Liaison Team Leader, instructor, and Department’s Use of Force Committee chair. He also works on its Civil Litigation Team. He has been with the BPD since June 2002. 

He joined the BPD and served in various assignments, including Patrol, Motors, Accident Reconstruction, Property Crimes Detectives, Robbery/Homicide Detectives, Headquarters, Investigations, and Patrol Sergeant. He is a graduate of National University with a B.S. in Public Administration and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Chris is a 2022 National Institute of Justice’s LEADS Scholar, Secretary of the IACP’s Police Research Advancement Section, and serves on the IACP’s Research Advisory Committee.

Date Created: August 22, 2022