City Police

There are over 160 city police departments in the state of Washington. In addition, there are seven colleges and universities with their own police departments, as well as a department for the Spokane International Airport. There are also 22 tribal police agencies to serve the large Native American population in the state. Many smaller towns in the state do not have their own police departments, but instead contract with the county sheriff’s department or a neighboring city’s agency to provide law enforcement services. The number of full-time police officers shows a downward trend from 2011 to 2015. In 2011, there were 153 officers per 100,000 residents, while in 2015, that number had decreased to 147 full-time officers. Washington has the lowest ratio of officers to residents of any state in the country.

Although most municipal police officers have jurisdiction only within the city limits, Washington has a law called the Police Officers Powers Act which expands an officer’s responsibilities. Under this law, officers in cooperating jurisdictions may be given consent to enforce criminal and traffic laws anywhere within the state under certain circumstances. These include emergency response, mutual aid, while executing an arrest or search warrant, when in active pursuit of a suspect, or when transporting a prisoner.

The largest police department in the state is in Seattle, which employs over 1,300 commissioned officers and more than 550 civilians. The police divide the city’s 143 square miles into five precincts, which are patrolled by car, foot, and bike. The department has several specialty units, including canine, gang, SWAT, and harbor, which patrols 59 square miles of waterways. Most offenders arrested by Seattle police are held in the King County Correctional Facility, which is run by the Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention in the county.

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Arlington Arrests and WarrantsAuburn Arrests and WarrantsBainbridge Island Arrests and Warrants
Battle Ground Arrests and WarrantsBellevue Arrests and WarrantsBellingham Arrests and Warrants
Black Diamond Arrests and WarrantsBlaine Arrests and WarrantsBonney Lake Arrests and Warrants
Bothell Arrests and WarrantsBremerton Arrests and WarrantsBrier Arrests and Warrants
Buckley Arrests and WarrantsBurien Arrests and WarrantsBurlington Arrests and Warrants
Camas Arrests and WarrantsCentralia Arrests and WarrantsChehalis Arrests and Warrants
Cheney Arrests and WarrantsClarkston Arrests and WarrantsCollege Place Arrests and Warrants
Colville Arrests and WarrantsConnell Arrests and WarrantsCovington Arrests and Warrants
Des Moines Arrests and WarrantsDuPont Arrests and WarrantsDuvall Arrests and Warrants
East Wenatchee Arrests and WarrantsEdgewood Arrests and WarrantsEdmonds Arrests and Warrants
Ellensburg Arrests and WarrantsEnumclaw Arrests and WarrantsEphrata Arrests and Warrants
Everett Arrests and WarrantsFederal Way Arrests and WarrantsFerndale Arrests and Warrants
Fife Arrests and WarrantsFircrest Arrests and WarrantsGig Harbor Arrests and Warrants
Grandview Arrests and WarrantsHoquiam Arrests and WarrantsIssaquah Arrests and Warrants
Kelso Arrests and WarrantsKenmore Arrests and WarrantsKennewick Arrests and Warrants
Kent Arrests and WarrantsKirkland Arrests and WarrantsLacey Arrests and Warrants
Lake Forest Park Arrests and WarrantsLake Stevens Arrests and WarrantsLakewood Arrests and Warrants
Liberty Lake Arrests and WarrantsLongview Arrests and WarrantsLynden Arrests and Warrants
Lynnwood Arrests and WarrantsMaple Valley Arrests and WarrantsMarysville Arrests and Warrants
Mattawa Arrests and WarrantsMedical Lake Arrests and WarrantsMercer Island Arrests and Warrants
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Moses Lake Arrests and WarrantsMount Vernon Arrests and WarrantsMountlake Terrace Arrests and Warrants
Mukilteo Arrests and WarrantsNewcastle Arrests and WarrantsNormandy Park Arrests and Warrants
North Bend Arrests and WarrantsOak Harbor Arrests and WarrantsOcean Shores Arrests and Warrants
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Othello Arrests and WarrantsPacific Arrests and WarrantsPasco Arrests and Warrants
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Renton Arrests and WarrantsRichland Arrests and WarrantsRidgefield Arrests and Warrants
Sammamish Arrests and WarrantsSeaTac Arrests and WarrantsSeattle Arrests and Warrants
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Spokane Arrests and WarrantsSpokane Valley Arrests and WarrantsStanwood Arrests and Warrants
Sultan Arrests and WarrantsSumner Arrests and WarrantsSunnyside Arrests and Warrants
Tacoma Arrests and WarrantsToppenish Arrests and WarrantsTukwila Arrests and Warrants
Tumwater Arrests and WarrantsUnion Gap Arrests and WarrantsUniversity Place Arrests and Warrants
Vancouver Arrests and WarrantsWalla Walla Arrests and WarrantsWapato Arrests and Warrants
Washougal Arrests and WarrantsWenatchee Arrests and WarrantsWest Richland Arrests and Warrants
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Yelm Arrests and Warrants