Patrol Officers are frequently the 1st to respond to calls for service throughout the city. They are the most visible police presence in our community and it is their job to provide primary law enforcement services to the citizens of Bremerton 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

These services include response to crimes in progress, crime investigations, and other calls for service including emergency and non-emergency. Personnel assigned to the Patrol Division are full-time sworn officers trained and certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Bremerton Police Uniformed Patrol
The Police Department utilizes a unit concept, and the Operations Division (patrol) is made of 3 teams. The Day Shift Unit is assigned 2 Sergeant and 10 Line Officers. The Swing Shift Unit is assigned 2 Sergeants and 10 Line Officers. The Third Shift Unit is assigned 2 Sergeants and 10 Line Officers. Units meet at the beginning of each day for a line up briefing on activity that occurred within the city since the last units shift. There are a total of 39 commissioned officers assigned to the Operations Division Uniformed Patrol Units.

Geographical Patrol Areas
Working together in shifts, patrol officers are the front line against crime. In an effort to provide better service, the City of Bremerton has been divided into 5 geographical patrol areas consisting of individual neighborhoods located throughout the city. Officers from each shift are assigned a specific area, which allows them to get to know the area, its residents, businesses and any problems unique to that area. Officers respond to radio calls for service and are encouraged to gain knowledge of trends and developments in each neighborhood in their district.

The 5 "beat" areas are as follows:
  • West side of Bremerton including Jackson Park and south Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA)
  • West-central: lower west side of Bremerton
  • Central: downtown Bremerton
  • East-Central: lower east side of Bremerton
  • East side of Bremerton