BI Police Add Four New Officers To Their Force

Bainbridge Island Police Department logoAs many businesses and organizations have discovered, hiring new employees is no easy task these days. The Bainbridge Island Police Department – and other emergency responders – are no exception.  Like many other Police Departments in Washington state, our local gendarmes have found the job of identifying and recruiting police officers challenging, to say the least.

“We are always excited when we hire new quality personal for the police department,” says City Manager Blair King. Over the past month or so, the department has welcomed four new police officers: David Pepicelli, Nollan Quinn, Zach Robtoy, and Blaine Plumeau.

BIPD David PepicelliPepicelli will join the department as an entry-level police officer. David is originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. He most recently served in the U.S. Coast Guard. For the last four years he was stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu, Hawaii working and flying on C130Hs. David is married; he and his wife have a 14-month-old-daughter. (By the way, adds King, “there is a great family friendly water park very close to Barbers Point.”)

BIPD Nollan QuinnQuinn is a lateral Police Officer. He grew up near Bremerton, attended Olympic High School, Minot State University in North Dakota, and then transferred to Eastern Washington University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career as a Corrections Officer at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, joined the Suquamish Police Department as an officer, and then moved to the Poulsbo Police Department as a Police Officer. He is an Army Reservist serving in the Military Police out of Fort Lewis. Nollan is married; he and his wife have two sons.

BIPD Zach RobtoyRobtoy is also an entry-level police officer. Zach brings roughly 15 years of experience providing direct patient care to individuals with serious mental illness. In 2020, his interest in mental health began to shift from direct patient care to prevention and public safety. He began working at the Criminal Justice Training Center in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. In that role, he quickly promoted from role-player to instructor, obtained several specialized certificates, and became passionate about police work. Zach is excited to bring his past experiences to his new career. He and his wife have two children.

Plumeau joined the department earlier in the year as an entry-level police officer. He graduates from the Law Enforcement Academy next week. He is a native of eastern Washington. Blaine spent 11 years working as a flight attendant. During his tenure he was based in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and New York. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Nova Southeastern University. Blaine is married; he and his husband have a 4-year-old son.

“I am pleased to welcome David, Nollan, Zach, and Blaine to our Police Department,” says King, “and look forward to their service to our community.”

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