Our patrol division consists of two sergeants and thirteen patrol officers. Patrol officers respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Bainbridge Island community, maintaining peace and order by protecting life and property through impartial enforcement of federal, state and local laws. Officers address criminal activity, conduct traffic collision investigations, direct traffic in congested areas and during emergency situations, identify and eliminate safety hazards, serve search and arrest warrants, issue traffic citations and infractions, and investigate crime scenes. Patrol officers generally perform their duties using police vehicles, but also conduct walking beats, utilize police bicycles for patrolling congested areas and parks, and have two fully equipped police motorcycles at their disposal.
We also have a Community Resources Officer focused on outreach and events. Please see the "Community Outreach" page for more information.
Our department currently has three reserve officers. Reservists are local citizens who volunteer to assist with a variety of police duties including patrol, special events and more. Reserve officers have successfully completed the Reserve Officer Academy and are valuable members of our team.