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BPD to provide BCSD with full-time resource officers to fight absenteeism, aid safety

Police Chief Lyle Martin speaks Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield, Calif., about his department's partnership to provide full-time resource officers to the Bakersfield City School District in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Octavio Flores)

The Bakersfield City School District and Bakersfield Police Department have partnered in an effort to address chronic absenteeism and to help school climate and safety.

The district and department spoke about the partnership Thursday during a news conference at Emerson Middle School.

Two full-time resource officers will serve at the district's schools until June.

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