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:
- 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
NEW - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Stay Safe Phased Reopening Order, the City has suspended the issuing of new Concealed Pistol License applications (renewal information here). In addition, the City does not does not provide general fingerprinting services (other locations listed here).
In the case of an emergency please dial 9-1-1.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-275-7610.
For firearms safe storage information "Lok-It-Up," click here
For employment information click here.
City Extends Overnight Curfew Through Friday June 5
June 2, 2020 - Today, Mayor Benson Wong and City Manager Jessi Bon declared an extension of the curfew first established yesterday on June 1. The extended curfew will be in place each night from 8:00pm to 5:00am starting tonight (June 2) and ending the morning of Friday, June 5.
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City Announces Curfew From 7:00pm June 1 Through 5:00am June 2
June 1, 2020 - At today’s 2:00pm video briefing on the ongoing peaceful protests and destructive riots occurring in our neighboring cities, Mayor Benson Wong and City Manager Jessi Bon announced a mandatory curfew, effective from 7:00pm tonight (June 1) until 5:00am on Tuesday, June 2.
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