McFarland has an honor no other city in Kern County has.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security included McFarland on its list of 100 Safest Cities in California.

It’s the only Kern County city to make that list for a relatively low rate of violent crime, among other factors.

Police Chief Scot Kimbal says the city’s personnel, law enforcement and community work together “as one huge team to provide a safe environment.”

He said he is proud of them all.