Public Safety

POLICE, MEDICAL, and FIRE EMERGENCIES – CALL 911

To reach an officer NOT during an emergency, please call (253) 287-4455 or (800) 562-9800.


SPD 2022-27


Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Steilacoom Department of Public Safety is to protect life and property, safeguard rights, and build strong community relations.


Department Core Values

  • Service
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence


Emergency Management and Communication

SteilacoomAlert is an emergency notification system for the Town of Steilacoom. At no cost, persons may opt-in to receive emergency and general notifications. To sign up for SteilacoomAlert: click here. For more information, please click here.

Other CodeRED partner agencies: click here.

Pierce County ALERT: click here.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: click here.

West Pierce Emergency Management Coalition


Missing Persons

Missing persons can be reported immediately; there is no waiting period. Online databases of currently missing persons are located below:

Missing persons: https://tinyurl.com/mrx9mxvs

Missing indigenous persons: https://tinyurl.com/2dfezpuj


Online Reporting

File a police report online: click here.

The following incidents may be reported online: 

  • Theft (The wrongful taking of personal property, EXCLUDING firearms, vehicles, or vehicle license plates)
  • Vehicle Prowl (Property has been unlawfully taken from inside of a vehicle, or an attempt to take property from inside of a vehicle has been made)
  • Fraud (The intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to take another’s money, property or a legal right, EXCLUDING instances where you know, or think you know who did it)
  • Vandalism or Destruction of Property (Physical damage caused to another person's property; writing, painting, drawing, or marking of any property with paint, ink, markers, or other substance)
  • Lost Property (Missing or misplaced property; property with no readily identifiable owner)

* You can ALWAYS report any incident directly to an officer by calling one of the above telephone numbers.

** To ensure proper system performance, please include the city with your street address. (Example: “601 Main Street, Steilacoom”)

To anonymously report suspicious activity, please email the department at: crimetips@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.
 
To report persistent traffic concerns, please submit the following information via email to the department at: traffic@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.

  • Location of concern.
  • Time of day when concern occurs.
  • Description of concerning behavior.

To request a protection order, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2bf4ujvf


Concealed Pistol License Applications/Renewals

Applications and renewals for a CPL can be obtained through South Sound 911. For more information, please click here.


Response data

Weekly update: Here

Monthly Crime and Offense report: Here

Monthly Fire and EMS report: Here
 

Court Ordered Surrender of Weapons

If you live within the Town of Steilacoom and you have been ordered by a court, you may surrender weapons to the Department of Public Safety. For more information, please click here.

Proper Disposal of Expired & Unwanted Medicines

For additional information, please click here.


Resources

Pierce County mental health support for youth: https://tinyurl.com/2p8emp79

When to call 9-1-1: https://tinyurl.com/2p9bs3ej

Department of Licensing disability and medical designation: https://tinyurl.com/mpfypjsb

South Sound 911 Emergency Health Profile: https://tinyurl.com/ycktkeze (A cell phone is required to use this service)

Injured or deceased wildlife:

City of Lakewood Animal Control: https://tinyurl.com/d7n3hjzn

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: https://tinyurl.com/579d8k6d

Fire Marshal

Any contractor or homeowner performing work on a new or existing fire suppression or fire alarm system must apply for a town building permit and fire suppression permit by filling out an application. Please email the Town Code Compliance Officer for more information: permits@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.

For information about recreational burning in Steilacoom please visit the West Pierce Fire and Rescue website on outdoor burning at the following link: Outdoor Burning.

  • For concerns regarding the safety of a fire, please call 911.
  • For concerns about air quality related to a recreational fire, please call the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at (800) 552-3565, or visit https://pscleanair.gov/
  • For additional information, visit West Pierce Fire and Rescue at: https://tinyurl.com/2md3h2j7
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