Welcome New Officer Roger Swann 

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceJoin us in welcoming Police Officer Roger Swann to the Bainbridge Island Police Department. Officer Swann grew up in Missouri, where he worked in the farming industry and enjoyed a career as a tugboat captain on western rivers. After visiting relatives on Bainbridge Island, Swann made the decision to move his family here in 2017.

In Washington, Swann worked as a mate pilot for a tugboat company that operated on Puget Sound, Lake Union, and Lake Washington before deciding it was time for a career change and entered law enforcement. He was hired as a patrol officer by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and served that agency for two years until he made the move to BIPD in September, 2021. Swann says he is excited to work for the BIPD and considers it a privilege to serve the community in which he lives.

Farewell Sergeant Trevor Ziemba!

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceSergeant Trevor Ziemba, a respected, highly decorated, and charismatic member of the Bainbridge Island Police Department took his leave in September 2021.  After more than 14 years of exemplary service with the BIPD, the Ziemba family pulled up stakes and left Washington State to begin a new chapter of their lives in Florida. 

Ziemba began his law enforcement career with a small department in Michigan, followed by a decade with the Los Angeles Police Department. He joined the BIPD as a patrol officer in November 2007.  In addition to patrol duties, Ziemba supervised the crisis intervention training program, developed and facilitated an active shooter and de-escalation training program, and provided leadership and motivational instruction for the Criminal Justice Training Center and other regional law enforcement agencies. Ziemba was also a field training officer, a detective, and a marine officer.  He was promoted to sergeant in 2015. 

Awards bestowed upon Sergeant Ziemba during his career with the BIPD include four life-saving awards, four meritorious conduct awards, and Officer of the Year in 2017. He was also honored with the Criminal Justice Public Service award in 2019, presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Washington, and is a 2019 graduate of the prestigious 10-week week FBI National Academy Associates course in Quantico for international law enforcement managers. 

Please join us in wishing Sergeant Ziemba a happy retirement!

Chat with the Chief!

If you missed Chat with the Chief on July 21, the video recording is now available.

Chief Clark shared police data, then the event focused on the BIPD’s marine program and featured special guests Harbormaster Tami Allen and Lead Marine Officer Jon Bingham.

Enjoy the video!

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Police station now open!

The police station is now open once again during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8AM to 4PM) although appointments are still encouraged.  Please call 206-842-5211 or drop us a line at police@bainbridgewa.gov to schedule one. Renewals of concealed weapons permits can still be done by mail. More information and instructions about renewing your permit can be found in our 'Programs and Services' section.

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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