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New officers enhance diversity

Bremerton Municipal Court Judge James Docter swears in Bremerton police officer Craig Anthony on Tuesday. - Jesse Beals
Bremerton Municipal Court Judge James Docter swears in Bremerton police officer Craig Anthony on Tuesday.
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The Bremerton Police Department not only filled three positions vacated by retirements and transfers when three officers were officially added to the force on Tuesday, it increased its diversity as well.

Officers Craig Anthony, Harold Whatley and Jeffrey Inklebarger are the latest additions to the city’s police force.

“We need to mirror the very community we provide services to,” said Bremerton Police Chief Robert Forbes.

The hirings of Anthony and Whatley, who are both African-American, represent a step in the right direction, Forbes said.

“We need to continue to make progress in the police department,” he said.

All three officers also bring varying

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