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Bainbridge Island Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Bainbridge Island Police Department
    625 Winslow Way East
    Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
    Phone: 206-842-5211
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 02/16/2019

Community Information

Located just 35 minutes west of Seattle by ferry, Bainbridge Island is a community rich in history, culture and natural beauty, and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. A wonderful combination of farms, wineries, hiking trails and local arts welcomes visitors year round. Despite the City's growth from a small town of 2 square miles and 3,147 people to the entire 28 square miles of the island and a population of 22,000, Bainbridge Island has managed to preserve its friendly aura, island life charm, and natural environment. While quality commercial and governmental services are a necessary element of modern day life, the natural features which drew the original settlers to this area remain the most important attractions for today's residents. Balancing growth and development, while maintaining Bainbridge Island's unique blend of open space and natural beauty, are a high priority for the island's citizens.

Department Information

Bainbridge Island Police Department is committed to excellence. We partner with the community to promote safety in our neighborhoods, schools, and the business community. We have 27 full-time employees and little turn-over in employment.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 22,000
  • County: Kitsap

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years of age at application. X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Must have a high school diploma or GED. X  
Driver's License Required Must have a valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Each case will be judged on its own merit.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Other Please note: Oral boards are on a rolling basis.

Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver’s license for any cause other than an administrative suspension, within the past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in the past 3 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in the past 3 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticAny illegal use, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance (including marijuana) as an adult, within 3 years prior to application.
AutomaticConviction or admission of the illegal use of any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticConviction or admission indicating a pattern of illegal use of prescription medication within 3 years prior to application, or while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny felony conviction as an adult.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticFailing to be truthful or honest, by act or omission, at any stage of the hiring process; including training and certification.
AutomaticDishonorable Discharge, Bad Conduct Discharge, or dismissed from any branch of the US Armed Forces, except for reasons of sexual orientation.
AutomaticDischarge for material cause from any position of criminal justice employment.
AutomaticCertification, denied or revoked, for misconduct in this or another state.
AutomaticConviction for failure to pay income tax, or judicial finding of failure to pay child support.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Open positions are filled from the current Civil Service register using the Rule of 3. Candidates will be referred to the appointing authority (chief of police) for a background investigation and selection, as vacancies occur.

Number of current vacancies: 3

Salary Information

$4,953 - $6,212 per month

Benefit Information

Benefits include: vacation, sick leave and holiday pay; medical, dental, vision coverage (2 medical plans from which to choose); life insurance; long term disability; healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts; LEOFF retirement plan; longevity pay; deferred compensation; physical fitness incentive; education incentive.