Officers in Action
About the Department
Tumwater Police help maintain a safe community for all residents. Through proactive enforcement of federal, state and local law, the department creates community partnerships and maintains a high standard of conduct for officers and staff. In 2017, the Police Department will have 33 commissioned officers, and 6 non-commissioned administrative staff. The department is comprised of several divisions, Patrol, Investigations, Administration, Traffic, and Training. Additionally, there is one K-9 team assigned to Patrol, two detectives assigned as a School Resource Officer, and one detective assigned to the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force. The department participates in other regional partnerships for critical incident response, regional investigations, SWAT, and dive/rescue specialty teams.
Report a Crime or Get Officer Assistance
Tumwater Police Department:
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (360) 754-4200
The Police Department's front entrance is open 24/7 for after-hours emergency calls, prescription drop off, etc.
After Hours / Non-emergency: (360) 704-2740 Dispatch
Report anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS
Contact Us for a list of Tumwater Police Officers.
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For non-emergency use only
Tumwater Police Department
555 Israel Road SW
Tumwater, WA 98501 (map)
TEXTING 9-1-1, Thurston 9-1-1 Communications:
Call if you can, text if you can't
TCOMM 911 now offers text to 9-1-1 service. Text to 9-1-1 is not a replacement to a voice call to 9-1-1 in an emergency situation, but rather as an enhancement to reach 9-1-1 services in specific situations, such as:
- The caller is hearing/voice impaired.
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
- When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger, such as a home invasion, domestic violence situation, or an active shooter scenario.
- Any other emergency that makes it impossible to speak out loud.
Visit the TCOMM 9-1-1 website for more information.
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