Certain volunteer positions require an additional level of clearance. The following volunteers must receive cleared fingerprints prior to volunteering:
- Volunteer Overnight Chaperones
- Volunteer Coaches
STEPS TO OBTAINING FINGERPRINTS
- NOTE: As of January 27, 2020, BIPD is experiencing technical difficulties and are not taking prints at this time. Instead, please have your prints taken at Olympic Educational Service District in Bremerton. We will update this site when BIPD is back in service.
Bainbridge Island Police Department will "take" fingerprints Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. They do not take appointments and request that people not show up in groups. Fridays are a bit difficult because there is only one clerk so people may have to wait longer if they go on a Friday. The prints are transmitted electronically to OSPI for processing. The fee is $55.25 per person. Checks need to be made out to the City of Bainbridge Island. If the person is paying by credit card, an additional $3 fee will be applied.
- Olympic Educational Service District in Bremerton will take fingerprints M-F from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment only. Their number is 360-478-6881. Payment of $78.00 can be made with: Debit cards, credit cards, (Visa or Master Card only) money orders, or exact cash. (No checks accepted.) Please bring photo ID as well. Learn more here: https://www.oesd114.org/Domain/32 Directions to the OESD: https://www.oesd114.org/page/17.
- According to OSPI, it takes up to 10 business days for electronic prints to be processed. Ink prints require additional time to process.
- If the person has a record, the results will be emailed or snail-mailed to our HR department.
- If the person does not have a record they will be listed on a cleared list accessible by our HR department.
Good to know:
- Once a volunteer’s fingerprints are cleared, as long as the person stays active as a volunteer (meaning his or her volunteer status is renewed every two years), they will not need to re-do the fingerprinting process. This means, for example, a parent who is fingerprinted for 4th-grade Outdoor Ed and remains an active volunteer, can volunteer to be an overnight chaperone when his/her child is in say, Spartronics, in high school.