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City council to talk police at Wednesday's meeting

After a week hiatus, the Bainbridge Island City Council will have a full agenda Wednesday.

The council will take on lingering issues surrounding city police as it discusses two assessments of the department — one old and one new.

Michael Pendleton, a Kingston-based consultant, will speak to the council about a management assessment he performed recently.

The council will also discuss an update on progress stemming from a review performed in January of the police department.

The department underwent an extensive analysis from the Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program — commonly referred to as LEMAP — performed by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

The January assessment made 82 recommendations for improvements. So far, 36 recommendations have been implemented.

At Wednesday's meeting, police officials will discuss adopting a manual from Lexipol, a national provider of risk management polices. A total of 20 additional LEMAP recommendations can be completed by the adoption of the manual, according to the council's agenda bill on the topic.

But police matters won't occupy the entire meeting.

The council will also take up three items relating to the city's finances, including a mid-year financial report, budget adjustments to the second quarter of 2013, and the consideration of new cost allocation polices.

The council will also receive an update on the city's open water marina.

The council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at city hall.

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