The BIPD’s patrol division consists of 2 sergeants, 4 corporals, and 13 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.
The BIPD also has a reserve officer assigned to provide security and protection at the municipal court, and a community resources officer focused on outreach and events.