Dispatches from the Academy Part II — Sip sip, bang bang: Bainbridge loves drugs, guns more than you’d think

Editor’s note: ‘Dispatches from the Academy’ is an ongoing series relating Review reporter Luciano Marano’s experiences as a member of the latest Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy class. Anyone can apply to attend the periodic program, which gives participants a hands-on look at the function and duties of the BIPD and other local, related agencies. Call 206-842-5211 or email policedept@bainbridgewa.gov for more info about the next academy.

There are more guns being toted around on little ol’ Bainbridge Island than one might imagine.

It’s practically the Wild West over here, except with way more Birkenstocks and organic wool cardigans.

Week Two of the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy was a double whammy: “Office Procedure” and “Narcotics” were on tap, as presented by Senior Police Clerk Leslie Hetzler and Detective Sgt. Scott Weiss, respectively.

Read the whole story here.