Programs & Services
Dispose of Unwanted Medication
You are welcome to drop off unwanted medication at the station between 8AM and 4PM Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. If you have a large quantity, please call ahead 206-842-5211 to ensure there is room available in the bin.
PLEASE: No sharps, intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste. Those items are not accepted in the medication bin. Contact the Kitsap Public Health District for instructions on how to properly dispose of those items and preferred drop-off locations.
The Bainbridge Island Police Department operates a LiveScan fingerprinting system, but if you need a hard card, we can do that for you too.
Getting fingerprints generally takes just a few minutes, but we request that you make an appointment first. Please call 206-842-5211 or email us to schedule a convenient time.
Fingerprints for School Volunteers
Concealed Pistol Licenses
Lost & Found
Parking Program for Downtown Businesses
Business owners in the downtown Winslow area may obtain parking passes for their employees at discounted rates through the Bainbridge Island Police Department. The EMPLOYER must submit an application to participate before any employee applications will be accepted. The program runs in six-month increments.
Passes are $20 for the full permit period and are pro-rated for employees joining the program part-way through. There are very specific areas in the downtown area where it is permissible to park as identified by this MAP.
Contact Parking Enforcement Officer Ken Lundgren if you have any questions about parking or the parking program, by calling 206-780-4664 or sending him an email.
Public Records Requests
If you would like a copy of your collision report, your case report, or any other type of law enforcement public record, we recommend using the City of Bainbridge Island's NextRequest program.
If you are interested in the opportunity to ride along with a police officer during a regular patrol shift, please fill out a Ride Along Application. You will be asked to sign a waiver and will undergo a background check before permission is granted.
Completed applications must be delivered in person to the Bainbridge Island Police Department, 625 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 unless you are applying for employment with the City of Bainbridge Island, in which case your application should be provided to the Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner. Bring photo ID with you when arrive for your ride-along.
The Bainbridge Island Police Department is pleased to offer security assessments to those interested in having an independent evaluation of their business, building, or site. The assessment is complimentary, and the intent is to help proprietors improve safety, security, and safeguard against theft and vandalism. To arrange for a security assessment, please call 206-842-5211 or request one via email.
Sex Offender Search
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide OffenderWatch® to the citizens of Kitsap County. OffenderWatch® is is the nation’s leading sex offender management and community notification tool that provides the most accurate and timely information available regarding registered sex offenders. It’s completely free. Visit Kitsap County Sheriff’s Alerts website to get started.
Special Event Permits
Special event permits regulate events to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare, and are required for parades, processions, and other assemblies of more than 30 people occurring on public streets and public property per Chapter 12.06 of the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code. A special event is defined as any parade, march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant or procession of any kind, or any similar display or gathering, in or upon any street, park or other public place in the city, which would have a direct impact on traffic flow or congestion or the public’s ability to use public streets, parks or other public places, or which would significantly impact the need for city-provided emergency services. Examples of special events are races, runs, walks, fairs, block parties, fundraisers, festivals or community celebrations, and private events held on public (City-owned) property.
Not sure if you need a special event permit? Answer the following questions to find out:
• Are you planning a parade?
• Do you want to close all or part of a public roadway prior to, during, or after the event?
• Do you want to barricade or close part of a sidewalk prior to, during, or after the event?
• Do you want to host the event on City-owned property?
• Do you plan on having more than 30 participants using public sidewalks or roadways?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need a Special Event Permit from the City of Bainbridge Island. Please mail or hand-deliver a completed Special Event Permit Application to the Bainbridge Island Police Department with required fees and addendums at least 30 days before the event date. We will review the application and contact you immediately if we have questions or need more information. If you have questions, or need help assembling the required addendums, contact Public Safety Administrative Supervisor Barbara Burns at 206-780-4661 or send her an email.
Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH)
Do you need a criminal history or background check for employment or for some other reason? Visit Washington State Patrol's Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH). For a nominal fee, you can get criminal history information including convictions, arrests less than a year old with dispositions pending, and information regarding registered sex and kidnap offenders. This information reflects criminal history in the state of Washington only.
Vacation House Checks
Traffic Emphasis Requests
If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who lives on the island and you haven't been able to reach them, ask us to do a welfare check. An officer will be dispatched to the person’s home in an attempt to make contact with them and see if they're okay. This service is especially helpful for those living off island who have elderly parents they are unable to reach by phone. If you call from within Kitsap County, dial 911. If you are calling from outside Kitsap County, dial 360-308-5400.