The Mercer Island Police Department provides a full range of police services while respecting individual rights and freedoms.
The mission of the Mercer Island Police Department is to contribute to Mercer Island's reputation as a safe, friendly, economically thriving community in which to live, work, learn, play and visit.
We achieve our mission by providing the highest quality law enforcement and community education services possible within the resources provided to us.
We are professional, compassionate, highly-trained, technologically-advanced, and provide services that meet or exceed the expectations of our community.
We provide a wide range of services to the people who live and work on Mercer Island. Information about our services is readily available through this site.
The Police Department is divided into the Police Operations unit and the Administrative Services unit. Police Operations includes the Marine Patrol and the Patrol Section. Administrative Services includes the Criminal Investigations Section (Detectives), the Services Section (Dispatch, Records, and Evidence Room), and a Training and Personnel Sergeant.
The following are some of the services provided:
In the case of an emergency please dial 9-1-1.
- Routine patrol, including enforcement of criminal and traffic laws
- Answering calls for service and taking appropriate police action
- Follow-up investigations of criminal cases
- Bicycle patrol of the Central Business District and the I-90 Right of Way
- Marine Patrol in the waters of Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Renton
- Community Oriented Policing and Emergency Management Programs
To report a non-emergency incident or to reach the 24 hour dispatch center, call 425-577-5656.
For records requests or general information, please call 206-275-7610.
To submit a crime tip, click here.
For firearms safe storage information "Lok-It-Up," click here
For employment information click here.
Drowning at Luther Burbank Park
July 21, 2019 - At approximately 5:00pm today, Mercer Island Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a possible drowning, just offshore, at Luther Burbank Park (2400 block of 84th Ave SE). As Officers and Firefighters arrived, it was determined... Read more...
Shooting Incident at Luther Burbank Park
Saturday, July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019 - On July 13, at approximately 11:15 AM, Mercer Island Police Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of 84th Ave SE for a weapons complaint. As officers were responding, it was determined two people were shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Luther Burbank Park.
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I-90 Bridge Will Not Close for 2019 Seafair Air Show
July 8, 2019 - In a revision to many years of past practice, the Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that it will NOT close the Interstate 90 floating bridge for any part of the annual Seafair Airshow, slated for August 1-4, 2019. This new protocol will be accomplished by mov... Read more...
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