Sheriff adds Community Response Page to website



For immediate release:              Tuesday, July 14, 2020             Release #20-013 / 125 / 1



Sheriff updates agency website

with Community Response Page


PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - - As members of our various communities continue to express their frustration and concerns involving the death of George Floyd, many questions have been asked of Sheriff Gary Simpson and the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners concerning government and law enforcement response to ethnic and racial issues, police use of force, and other policy topics.


In reply to many of the commonly asked questions about how the sheriff’s office conducts its business, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office updated its website with the addition of a Community Response Page to provide answers.


When you navigate here you will find our policy manual, a list of frequently asked questions with answers, and an annual report published by the sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards, concerning use of force data, response to 9-1-1 calls and vehicle pursuits, along with complaint allegations that involve officer conduct and the outcome of internal affairs investigations.


This page will be revised with additional information, further questions / answers and statistical data as it is compiled.


The addition of the community response page directly correlates to our drive for increased transparency of the sheriff’s office. Our standards are high. As a professional law enforcement agency there can be nothing less.



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