How To Contact Us
To speak to someone at the Edgewood Police Department business office, call 253-798-4960, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. If you don’t reach someone, leave a voicemail and your call will be returned the next business day. To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
When Should I Call 9-1-1?
We receive quite a few questions about when to call 9-1-1 and when not to. Below is a list of examples that will hopefully take the guess work out of your decision. That being said, ALWAYS go with your gut and call 9-1-1 if you're not sure.
Call 9-1-1 for the following:
- To report an emergency or any in-progress crime
- Events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property
- An in-progress crime such as a fight, break in, or a report of an impaired driver
- A serious crime that just occurred such as an assault or robbery
- A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an imminent criminal act, such as a prowler or vandal
- Any fire, even a tiny grease fire in your kitchen can grow and spread rapidly, so call right away even if you think you can put out the flames on your own
Call 9-1-1 immediately for any life-threatening medical problem - these include chest pain, choking, difficulty speaking, drowning, numbness, poisoning, sudden intense pain, severe burns, a suicide threat or any other serious medical problem
Call the non-emergency line at 253-287-4455 for the following:
- Reporting a crime with no suspect (Example: theft of a license plate)
- Reporting a crime with a suspect, but the suspect is not present (Example: Fraud)
- Reporting a serious crime with a suspect, but with a lengthy delay (Example: Assault that occurred last night at a bar)
- Non-Emergency in progress (Example: Noisy party next door)
- On-going crime issues or crimes that are not in progress (Example: Graffiti or ongoing drug dealing with no suspect on scene)
- A suspicious circumstance that may indicate ongoing criminal activity (Example: Suspected drug lab)
*If you would like to report a non-emergency online, click HERE to be taken to the South Sound 911 page to file your report.