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Local Community News Highlights Criminal Justice: Corrections Instructor from SJVC Bakersfield

July 22, 2021

SJVC Bakersfield Criminal Justice Corrections Instructor Bob Stratton and son BrentBob Stratton, an instructor for the Criminal Justice: Corrections program at SJVC Bakersfield, was recently profiled on regarding his son Brent Stratton who decided to follow in his footsteps and work for the Bakersfield Police Department.


Before joining SJVC, Bob was a detective at the Bakersfield Police Department where he spent more than 30 years serving the community. He made a big impression on his son while he was growing up, and when it was time for him to choose a career, he decided to join the Bakersfield Police Department.


“My earliest memories revolve around the P.D. My mom was a meter maid, and she met my dad at the Department. I just remember being around a lot of police officers, and it was a really positive experience,” said Brent. “I remember for show-and-tell in 2nd grade I brought a K9, and his handler and he was so great with the class. It made a big impact on me.”


SJVC Bakersfield Criminal Justice Corrections Instructor Bob Stratton and son BrentBob retired from the police department in 2005, just nine months after Brent started his first shift. Despite serving together for only a short time, they were still able to ride in a car together and share the special moment of being father and son in a patrol car.


The article, titled “A family who polices together, stays together at Bakersfield PD,” offers an inspirational look at how one family was able to find success and stay connected through years of hard work and dedication to their community.


Learn more about the Criminal Justice: Corrections program at SJVC.


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