RPD swears in Joshua Beard

RPD swears in Joshua BeardRidgecrest Police Department’s newest officer, Joshua Beard, is sworn in Jan. 29, surrounded by his family and his fellow officers. Beard was born in Bakersfield, and graduated from Burroughs High School in 2001. He started his law enforcement career at China Lake before serving as a detention deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. He was hired as a community service officer with RPD in 2016 and graduated from the Sequoia Police Academy on Jan. 24. — Photos by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-02-02