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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Police Chief to host virtual Town Hall to discuss public safety, listen to community feedback

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Bainbridge Island Chief of Police Joe Clark will host a virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to have an open dialogue with the community about public safety topics, and to provide an opportunity for Islanders to ask questions and offer ideas on how the Bainbridge Island Police Department can best serve the community.

The event, which will be facilitated by Mayor Leslie Schneider, will begin with a presentation by Chief Clark to share his philosophy of policing, and to provide data on police services, recent changes to department policy, and plans for 2021. The presentation will be followed by a listening session for the community to ask questions, express concerns, and share ideas.

“I look forward to the opportunity to hear directly from community members about their expectations of the department, and to share my vision for public service,” Chief Clark said. 

Questions may be submitted in advance of the Town Hall to Chief Clark  by sending an email to policetownhall@bainbridgewa.gov. Questions will be accepted until 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. In addition to emailed questions, Chief Clark will also answer questions from participants during the live Zoom event.

Ways to watch and/or participate:

  • Zoom (Webinar ID: 976 9151 5838):
    • To join the Town Hall on Zoom and participate in the discussion, please click the link below (no registration is required): https://bainbridgewa.zoom.us/j/97691515838
    • Join by telephone: Dial +1 (253) 215-8782 
  • City website livestream: Visit the Agendas & Minutes page, then click on "In Progress" when the meeting starts (similar to City Council meetings).
  • Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT): The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 12 on Comcast & Channel 3 on WAVE.

A recording of the event will be available on the Police website following the event.

The event will be noticed as a special meeting to allow all members of the City Council to participate. 


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