Street of the Week: Chatham Place
Location: Runs north from Meadowmeer Circle
History: HMS Chatham was a 135-ton armed tender
manned by a crew of 45 that sailed the ocean blue under Captain
George Vancouver. The ship, considered small in naval terms,
arrived in Port Blakely Harbor in 1792 where the crew found a quiet
place to make repairs to their vessels.
Source: “Picture Bainbridge,” Jack Swanson,
Historical Society, 2002.
This occasional Islander series explores the history of
island street names, as compiled by Elinor Ringland and
Island Historical Society volunteers. If you have an
island road story to share, email Ringland at
Collaborative Policing will host a discussion tonight on how
law enforcement can better respond to situations involving mentally
The Ostling trial brought the topic to the forefront this
summer, when a federal jury
found the city at fault for not properly training officers to
approach people suffering from mental illness. ICP founder Kim
Hendrickson said tonight’s will highlight changes at BIPD and what
initiatives could benefit the department.
“This event will be an opportunity, we hope, to raise community
and officer awareness about mental impairment, suggest new kinds of
community and police partnerships, and to consider best practices
employed by other police departments,” Hendrickson said in an
announcement for the discussion.
The free event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran
7968 Finch Road NE.
Participants include Joe Roszack of Kitsap Mental Health, Bill
Mosiman of Bainbridge Island School District, Lis Eddy of the state
Criminal Justice Training Commission, Dave Shurick of Poulsbo
Police, and Bainbridge Police lieutenants Bob Day and Chris Jensen.
Father Dennis Tierney of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will serve