Public Safety


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:

Missing indigenous persons:

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:
To report persistent traffic concerns, please submit the following information via email to the department at:

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

To request a protection order, please visit:

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.


Pierce County mental health support for youth:

When to call 9-1-1:

Department of Licensing disability and medical designation:

South Sound 911 Emergency Health Profile: (A cell phone is required to use this service)

Injured or deceased wildlife:

City of Lakewood Animal Control:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

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:

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
  • For additional information, visit West Pierce Fire and Rescue at:

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