City of Shoreline Police Department
Emergency dispatch: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency dispatch: (206) 296-3311
Shoreline Police Department
1206 N 185th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133
Business Phone: (206) 801-2710
Chief Shawn Ledford
City police department website:
Shoreline incorporated as a city in 1995 and now has more than 54,000 residents. The city's boundaries are Seattle to the south, Snohomish County to the north, Puget Sound on the west and the city of Lake Forest Park on the east. The City of Shoreline has partnered with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services since its 1995 incorporation, and is the Sheriff's Office largest partner city today.
The Shoreline Police Department is an example of police services well tailored to and involving the local community. Offering everything from business and neighborhood watches to memory impaired police assistance and landlord training, Shoreline Police Department officers and detectives are geared toward maintaining a community in which residents and businesses are safe and secure, informed and included in city policing actions. The department's 50-plus officers form a patrol division, traffic unit, general detective unit, undercover detective team, a school resource officer, and a community services officer, in addition to numerous dedicated volunteer services.
The city's chief of police, in consultation with the city manager and council, guides implementation of all local police department functions including mission direction, police staffing and personnel selection, department goal setting, budget management, liaison with other local, state or national police agencies, identification of police grants, and more.
"Even though our Police Department is through a King County contract, we never think of it in those terms; rather it is the Shoreline Police Department. The officers who are part of the department are professional, dedicated, and care deeply about the Shoreline community. It is a great partnership between the City and Sheriff’s Department that has served the Shoreline community well."
- Debbie Tarry, City Manager