Bakersfield Police Department
2021-2022 Central Chapter Assistant Director

Tamia is the Communications Manager and ACC for the Bakersfield Police Department where she has worked since 1996. 

She began her career as a Records Clerk. Five years later she promoted to Police Dispatcher, and eventually to Police Dispatch Trainer.

Tamia has been involved with training for over 15 years. She has obtained a POST Supervisory Certificate, is a POST certified instructor, CLETS certified instructor and has completed the POST IDI Advanced Level (Level III). Currently, she facilitates multiple domains for her Department’s Dispatch Academy, is the CLETS instructor for their Police Academy and teaches several in-house procedure based courses.

Tamia writes extensively for her Department, updating their
Communications Center Training Manual, created a Standard of Operations Manual for her dispatch center and recently co-authored a proposal to implement a tactical dispatch team. 

Tamia attended her first CCUG Seminar in 2014 and was amazed by the quality of training and networking opportunities it offered.  She was happy to be elected Central Chapter Treasurer in 2017, and has since continued to serve on the board as Secretary and now, Assistant Director.

 In her free time, Tamia loves to read, travel and learn new things.

​Contact Tamia at:  (661) 326-3851 or e-mail her at tsmith@bakersfieldpd.us