Field Services
The Field Services Division consists of the units listed below. 

The division is overseen by Assistant Chief of Police Jim Lawless.  He can be contacted at 425-771-0207 or at
Patrol Unit

The patrol unit is made up of four individual squads.   Each consists of one Sergeant, one Corporal, and several Officers.

The members of these squads are responsible for providing law enforcement services to the citizens of, and visitors to, the City of Edmonds. These services include, but are not limited to: response to in-progress crimes, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, collision investigation, traffic enforcement and response to other calls for service.

K-9 Unit

The K-9 unit is made up of one highly trained, specialized team consisting of a handler and a dog. That role is currently filled by Officer Jason Robinson and his dog, K9 Hobbs.

The team assists our patrol division by locating and apprehending criminal suspects. Through an extremely keen sense of smell, the dog is able to search buildings and open areas for suspects who have fled the scene of the crime, as well as locate items of evidence.

Traffic Unit

The traffic unit is made up of two motorcycle officers, two night time officers who patrol in a car, and a sergeant. This unit of highly trained officers’ primary objective is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and the motoring public. This is accomplished via traffic complaint enforcement, public education, and aggressive detection of drivers who may be impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. The unit also is responsible for basic collision investigation and conducts all investigations or serious injury/fatality collisions.

Street Crimes Unit

The street crimes unit is made up of two officers and a sergeant. This unit provides dedicated and focused attention/enforcement efforts towards a variety of issues as they may arise. These issues can include burglary, robbery, street level narcotics, prostitution, etc. This unit works very closely with both the patrol and detective units in an effort to proactive suppress crime and apprehend suspects.

This unit is currently supervised by Sergeant Ken Ploeger.  He can be reached by email at

Police SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team

The Edmonds Police Department has participated in a regional, multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team since 1985. The team (The North Sound Regional SWAT Team) was recently expanded and includes members from the cities of Bothell, Edmonds, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland and Lynnwood. This specially trained team provides a tactical response to situations such as barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and high-risk search warrant service/entry.

Police ALERT (Allied Law Enforcement Response Team) Team

The Edmonds Police Department is a member of a multi-jurisdictional team that is made up of approximately 50 members. This specially trained team responds to large scale crowd control/riot situations and/or large scale events in order to deter civil unrest and protect life and property.

Edmonds Police Department

250 5th Ave N.
Edmonds, WA 98020
425.771.0200 (voice)
425.771.0208 (fax)

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30

For In Progress Emergencies

CALL 911

For Non-Emergency police response or
to file a police report

CALL (425) 407-3999

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