The Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police of the Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) are responsible for strategic planning, directing department operations, and working with the city manager, city council and citizens to ensure peace and public safety on Bainbridge Island. They also serve as media contacts, initiate and supervise community outreach events, represent the department at community functions, and work with community groups to shape a collective vision of policing. Administrative staff also maintain intergovernmental relationships with other regional law enforcement agencies, first responders, homeland security, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.