How do I report a collision not investigated by law enforcement?
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Collision Records Section is proud to announce the release of
the Online Motor Vehicle Collision Reporting (OMVCR) website. This new web based program will allow
citizens involved in a collision that was not investigated by law enforcement to complete and
submit their collision report online.
This new program will allow users involved in a collision to easily navigate through the web based
program, complete the report and receive a collision report number upon completion. The collision
report number is a key piece of information as involved parties make efforts to get vehicles and/or
property repaired. This new program will also allow users to print and/or save the completed report
for personal records.
The website will offer a help selection to assist with detailed instructions and frequently asked
questions about completing a collision report. Additional questions can be directed to the
Collision Records Section at the following email address: CollisionRecords@wsp.wa.gov.
Where can I take unused prescription medication?
There is a drop off bin located in front of the Tumwater Police Department at Tumwater City Hall. Learn more at Prescription Drop Box.
Where can I take used medical needles?
Some pharmacies will accept used needles. In Tumwater, contact Southgate Pharmacy at (360) 943-4043.
What are the rules about solicitors and panhandlers in Tumwater?
The City has no municipal code or law that prohibits or limits transients, panhandlers or solicitors from standing on the street corners or outside businesses within the City limits, as long as they are located on public property and they are not interfering with ingress/egress. A business has the ability to limit where and/or if a panhandler can be soliciting on their private property.
Is the Police Department hiring police officers?
The department will hire officers as needed. Please visit the City's Job Openings for current information. Or learn more about the Tumwater Police Department and Police Employment.
Does the Police Department have an Explorer program?
Presently, the Tumwater Police Department does not offer an Explorer Post program. These programs were developed to provide youth, ages 14 to 20, with exposure to careers in law enforcement. Many local, state and federal agencies provide these career exploration opportunities. Youth interested in learning more about the program can contact one of our partner agencies with active Explorer programs: Olympia Police Department, Lacey Police Department, and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Does the Police Department have a Reserve officer program?
The Tumwater Police Department does not offer a Reserve Officer program at this time. However, two local agencies do have Reserve programs to assist commissioned officers with law enforcement duties. Contact the Lacey Police Department at (360) 459-4333 or the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 786-5503.
How can I retrieve evidence that belongs to me?
Evidence can be retrieved by contacting the police department evidence technician at (360) 754-4200. Retrieval of evidence requires an appointment to be made with the evidence technician and the case must be adjudicated prior to the release of evidence.
Who do I contact about a ticket I received from a Tumwater police officer?
By law, the City of Tumwater is responsible for upholding laws within its jurisdiction to ensure the public’s safety. In Tumwater, court, public defense, and prosecution services are provided by Thurston County, through separate service contracts. A Violations Division is located at Tumwater City Hall to accept payment for traffic infractions, parking tickets and other non-criminal infractions only.
To Pay a Fine
Tumwater Violations Division accepts payments for parking and traffic violations, and non-criminal offenses for which you cannot go to jail. Please call (360) 754-4190 for assistance.
Does the Police Department accept people riding along with officers?
Yes, riders must be 16 years of age and complete a form provided by the department. Persons under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. The Police Department reserves the right to limit ride-along activity to non-residents. Processing of ride-along applications may take two to three weeks to complete. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org browse toPolice Ride-along.
Where is the Police Department located?
The Tumwater Police Department is adjacent to Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, with a separate secured entrance to the building. The department phone number (360) 754-4200.
How can I report a code violation?
Report a concern by calling the Code Compliance and Enforcement Team at (360) 754-4200 or visit Code Compliance for more information.
How can I apply to be a police officer or firefighter?
Please visit the Job Openingsweb page for current information.
How do I request a police report or record?
Additional restrictions apply to release of police department records. Certain records or portions thereof may not be available for public viewing. These include but are not limited to:
• Information about complainants, victims or witnesses when non-disclosure has been requested
• Information that would endanger a person’s life, physical safety or property.
• Information that would violate a person’s right to privacy (i.e. social security number, medical information, etc.)
• Information regarding juveniles
• Information in relation to an active investigation
• Information involving confidential informants or intelligence files.
Call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. Please answer all questions and stay on the line until told otherwise by the call receiver.
Call the Non-Emergency Dispatch number at (360) 704-2740, unless you need an immediate response to a fire, medical or police emergency. Using the non-emergency number helps keep the 9-1-1 lines available for persons reporting emergencies. This number is monitored 24-hours a day.
Non-emergency: Call the Tumwater Police Department number at (360) 754-4200. The kinds of calls that are appropriate for this non-emergency number would include nuisance complaints such as noise, parking, etc. This number is only monitored during the normal work week. (M - F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Power Outage: For power outages, please call your electric utility, generally Puget Sound Energy in Thurston County at 1-888-225-5773.
For more information about the dispatch process, visit the TCOMM website
or by phone at (360) 754-4200. (M - F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Call the Dispatch number for reporting after business hours at (360) 704-2740. If the vehicle is creating a traffic hazard, call 9-1-1.
How do I Leave an anonymous crime tip?
You can report anonymous crime tips (involving any crime) through Thurston County’s Crimestoppers tipline at 1 (800) 222-TIPS or at www.crimebusters.org. It’s completely anonymous and you could receive a $1000 reward.
How do I report a missing person or juvenile runaway?
If there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance or the individual is a vulnerable person (child, developmentally disabled, elderly, etc.) call 9-1-1 immediately.
Otherwise, call the non-emergency dispatch line, (360) 704-2740. For other cases, call the non-emergency number at 360-754-4200. You DO NOT need to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing person.
How do I report an instance of identity theft?
Immediately contact your credit card companies and bank to put an alert on all your accounts.
Contact the Dispatch non-emergency 24-hr line to file a police report at (360) 704-2740.
For more information about identity theft, browse to the Federal Trade Commission website.