The City of Burien entered into a partnership with the Sheriff's Office when the city incorporated in 1993.
Burien is located in the southwest region of the county and has a population of over 31,000 residents. The Burien law enforcement team is made up of 41 patrol officers, detectives and support personnel. The officers wear city-marked uniforms and drive city-marked police cars, which help to emphasize a stronger community identity.
Chief K. Scott Kimerer is celebrating over 30 years as a law enforcement leader in King County. Since May 2003, Scott has served as the City of Burien Police Chief. As the Chief, Scott has divided his priorities over the issues of youth violence, emergency preparedness, secure schools, traffic safety and a crime-free community. Prior to his appointment as Chief, his career includes serving up to the rank of Major for the King County Sheriff's Office in patrol, investigations, transit police and problem oriented policing priorities for North Highline. Scott believes in community involvement and outreach with all of our diverse populations as an essential law enforcement philosophy.
Chief Kimerer is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy and has been appointed by the National Academies of Science as an Executive Board Member to select research projects for both transit and airport security issues. He a member of both the Washington and International Association of Police Chief’s and is the past Chairman of the King County Police Chief’s Association.
Letter from the Chief
It is an honor to be your Police Chief for the City of Burien. It is my commitment to ensure that the people of our city are informed of the public safety issues and the priorities of your police department. I would like to thank the Burien City Council, city staff, and citizens of Burien for their continued support of this community. I would further like to commend the members of the Burien Police Department for their outstanding efforts to reduce crime and help make Burien a great place to live.
K. Scott Kimerer