The City Council and staff considered many different locations on Bainbridge Island for a new police station and court facility over the past 20 or more years. As recently as 2017, there were six potential sites identified and studied.
In 2018, the City considered various sites and proceeded to consider the Harrison Building with its design team. The team identified ways to make all the needed aspects for the Police and Court functions fit into the existing building. Purchase of the building was supported by the municipal court judge and the police chief. The cost estimates indicated that the Harrison site could be completed at a lower cost than earlier expected.
More details are available at bainbridgewa.gov/1178.