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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-275-7610
Email: mi-records@mercerg. . .
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City of Mercer Island / Police Department / Administrative Services

Administrative Services

The following administrative services are offered by the Mercer Island Police Department:

Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL)


The City of Mercer Island Records Department issues CPL's to Mercer Island residents only.

To apply for an original CPL, or to renew an existing CPL, you must go to the Records Department and apply in person.  CPL processing hours are Tuesday-Thursday, from 9:00am-1:00pm.
 
If you are renewing your CPL, please bring your current CPL when applying for your renewal.
 
Fee schedule:
Original CPL fee: $52.50
Renewal fee: $32.00
Late Renewal fee: $42.00
Replacement License: $10.00
Firearms Dealer License:$125.00
Alien Firearms License:  $74.25
 
Methods of accepted payment: Cash, check or credit/debit card


For firearms safe storage information "Lok-it-up" click here

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Residential and Commercial Alarms

Mercer Island Police Officers and Firefighters responded to an average of 858 alarms per year over the past five years. Of the alarms responded to, only a small fraction was found to be valid. Each alarm response draws from limited resources and poses increased risks to the community when emergency vehicles are responding.

What is a False Alarm?
An alarm dispatch request is deemed a false alarm when the Police or Fire Department respond and find no evidence of a criminal or attempted criminal offense; or risk from fire, heat, water, or smoke.

False Alarm Ordinance
Title 8.10 of the Mercer Island City Code encourages residents and business with alarms to register with the City and sets forth an enforcement process and fines for reducing false alarm dispatches. 

Registering with the City
Residents and businesses who register their alarm with the City have the option of listing an emergency contact person and phone number.  This will allow officers to make contact with a responsible party in the event the homeowner is not home or is not available to respond to an alarm or suspected breach of the alarm system.  Click here to fill out the Alarm Registration Form.

Warnings and Fines
An alarm user shall be subject to the following warning or fines, depending on the number of false alarm dispatches emitted from an alarm system within a calendar year:

  • 1st false alarm dispatch: warning letter only
  • 2nd false alarm dispatch: $75.00 fine
  • 3rd false alarm dispatch: $100.00 fine
  • 4th false alarm dispatch: $125.00 fine
  • 5th or more false alarm dispatches: $150.00 fine

False Alarm Prevention

  • Make sure that everyone in your home or business has manually operated the alarm system and understands what to do if anyone accidentally sets it off.
  • Before turning on your burglar alarm system, make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked.
  • Make sure that rooms with motion sensors are free of pets, air currents, party decorations, or anything else that can accidentally activate the alarm.
  • Notify workers on the premises of the existence of an alarm system and/or take precautions so they will not activate the alarm.
  • Have an alarm technician inspect your system after a false alarm which appears to be a result of a mechanical or technical malfunction.
  • All police/fire and medical calls for service are dispatched through NORCOM. Provide your alarm monitoring service NORCOMís number (425-577-5656) to report activations of alarms.

Questions or Information
For answers to alarm questions, to register your alarm, or for general alarm related questions, please call the Alarms Administrator at 206-275-7900.

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Fingerprinting Service

The Mercer Island Records Department provides fingerprinting services to Mercer Island residents and citizens who are employed on Mercer Island only.
 
In order to comply with FBI regulations, all fingerprint cards will be mailed from the Mercer Island Police Department.  Citizens must provide the fingerprint card(s), which include a pre-printed ORI number, along with any other documents required to process their fingerprint submissions.  Citizens are also required to provide an addressed and postage paid envelope at the time the fingerprints are taken.

 
Fingerprinting fees are as follows:

  • Mercer Island residents: $5.00 per card
  • Non-residents (employees): $15.00 per card

 
Fingerprinting services are available on a walk-in basis, Monday thru Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm.

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Crime Statistics

Offense

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Homicide

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rape

0

2

1

0

3

3

Robbery

3

2

4

3

2

1

Aggravated Assault

10

7

8

8

6

8

Simple Assault

43

49

43

37

33

24

Burglary

79

74

51

59

79

76

Theft

316

323

266

336

330

365

Auto Theft

32

14

10

14

9

12

DUI Arrests

57

50

76

62

52

35


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Public Records Requests

If you would like to request a copy of a police report, or any other specific identifiable document, you must fill out a Public Records Request form.  The form is available online by clicking here, at the Mercer Island Police Records Department, or a form can be mailed to you by calling 206-275-7610.

Traffic Accident Reports Available On-Line:
Traffic Accident reports are available through an independent on-line service, called Doc View, as well as directly from the Police Department as noted above.  If you are interested in obtaining your traffic accident report through Doc View, please have your case report number and the incident date available and log onto www.docview.us.com, then follow the prompts.
 
 
Fee Schedule:

  • Police/Fire Reports:  $.15 per page (no charge for first 30 pages per requestor)
  • Accident Reports Obtained From Police Department:  No charge to involved parties, $5.00 charge to non-involved parties
  • Accident Reports Obtained From On-Line Service: $11.00
  • Local Criminal History Clearance Letter:  $10.00
  • Videotapes/DVD's: $2.00 each
  • Postage:  Actual cost of postage

 
All fees are pursuant to RCW 10.97.100, 42.56.070(7-8) & 42.56.120.  Depending on the volume of information requested, a deposit of up to 50% of the projected costs may be required.
 
Methods of payment accepted: Cash, check or credit/debit card 
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