Now Accepting Applications for BIPD Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? If so, you are invited to apply for the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Community Police Academy. While it won’t prepare you for a career in law enforcement, the program helps island residents and business owners become more familiar with the functions of their local police department. The program covers everything from traffic enforcement, patrol and criminal law, to use of force, de-escalation, and investigations. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the officers who serve this community.

The 2023 Community Academy will begin on March 8th and run for 11 weeks. The class is held on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Optional Saturday sessions are being planned for tours based on availability and access to facilities. 

If you are interested in participating, please submit an application no later than Friday, February 24. Class size is limited to 20 students and applications will be considered in the order they are received. Click here for more information and a link to the application.

Did you know some police reports can be filed online?

With a few certain caveats, a number of police reports can be filed with just a few clicks. 

Here's what you need to know:

• The incident must have occurred within the Bainbridge Island city limits;

• There are no known suspects;

• The incident involves one of the following crimes:  harassing phone call, identity theft, information only report, hit and run, lost property, misdemeanor incidents (as long as they don’t involve domestic violence, assault, or protection order violations and are not currently in progress), poor or unsafe road conditions, theft, theft from a vehicle, traffic issues, vandalism, and vandalism of a vehicle.

Visit http://www.kitsap911.org/online-incident-report/ to begin your report.  The site can also be used to provide information to a police officer related to a report he or she has already taken for you.

For everything else, call 911 - even for non-emergencies.  Officers are dispatched via radio and by calling 911 there will be a record of the call and officers can respond in real time.

Be safe!

Do you have a crime tip?

Do you have information that could help solve crime?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Please consider taking a moment to REPORT your tip (you may remain anonymous if you choose to do so). Thank you in advance for helping us keep the community safe by putting criminals out of business!

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