Chief of Police
“Service Before Self”
That’s a pretty lofty statement. It’s actually the motto of your Edmonds Police Department, part of our Mission Statement: We place service before self, with an unwavering and unbiased commitment to public safety, improving the quality of life for our community”. This Mission Statement, and our core values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Stewardship, truly represents who we are as an organization and who we are as the professional men and women on our team - serving the city of Edmonds and our 40,000+ residents.
We work each day to provide the best quality law enforcement service, at the same time working to maintain the public’s trust and confidence in us. These are keys to our success and cannot ever be taken for granted. We endeavor to earn this trust and confidence each day, with each contact we have, and by each action we take. One does not have to look far to see the difficult time some communities across our country have experienced when community-law enforcement relations are at odds.
We know that in order for us to do an effective job, we must continually earn the community’s trust and must actively engage our residents. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility – law enforcement and the community working together – staying watchful, being proactive with crime prevention by locking home and vehicle doors, keeping valuables out of sight, knowing one’s neighbors, and not sharing personal or financial information with those you do not know. Most of all, do not hesitate to call 911. If something appears suspicious or out of place, it probably is. Please call 911 – that’s why we’re here for you.
We thank you for being a community partner with us. Stay vigilant; stay safe; and enjoy the quality of life in this community of ours – Edmonds!!
Chief of Police
Edmonds Police Department
250 5th Ave N
Edmonds WA 98020