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Police, fire, and emergency medical response services are available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1.

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2016-08-24 Mom, kids, Mize, K9 James

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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 2018, 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:

Emergency: 9-1-1

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

Send a general email: 

Report anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS

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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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