Women in Law Enforcement Career Fair in Burien on Saturday, February 13th!

Ladies, if you've ever thought about a career in law enforcement, please consider attending the upcoming career fair taking place at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien on Saturday, February 13th.  Dozens of law enforcement agencies will be there, including the Bainbridge Island Police Department's own recruiter, Officer Maurine Stich.  "Mo" will be happy to answer your questions about the profession and explain why Bainbridge Island is the best community to serve and the BIPD is the best agency to work for (not that we're bias, or anything!).  Hope to see you there.  We need you!
Women in Law Enforcement Career Fair Feb 13 2016
2016 Citizens' Police Academy Starts in February!

Anyone curious about law enforcement is encouraged to apply for a free hands-on learning experience with the Bainbridge Island Police Department.  The BIPD Citizens’ Academy, offered once each year, is now enrolling on a first-come first-served basis.  The intent of the program isn’t to prepare people for a career in law enforcement, but simply to give folks a chance to see how public safety works and better understand the types of challenges officers face each day.

BIPD Citizens' Academy graduate Doug Hansmann states, “Both my wife, Nancy, and I joined the Academy class in 2011.  We thoroughly enjoyed each lecture which introduced us to the surprisingly broad spectrum of capabilities and activities at BIPD.  These included everything from internet fraud, to elder abuse, to criminal investigation techniques and forensic chemistry.   My personal favorite field trips were the hands-on firearm practice in the pistol range and the tour of the Kitsap County Jail.  Each week you will be introduced to new topics and new speakers.  You will finish the course with a new appreciation and respect for our police department.”

The 2016 program runs from February 3rd through April 6th.  Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and includes two Saturday sessions as well.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the 911 dispatch center, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, and the Kitsap County Jail and more.

Chief of Police Matthew Hamner explains, “The program was started to give citizens insight into what officers do while on patrol.  It’s a great experience, as students get to experience quite a bit behind the scenes and also have the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the officers who serve them.”

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and class size is limited to 20 students.  Click here http://www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us/135/Citizens-Academy for an application and more details about the program, or give us a call at 206-842-5211.

Attendance is free, but the experience is priceless!