The Edgewood Police Department is dedicated to building community and trust with our residents, businesses, and visitors. In addition to our regular events, which allow opportunities for personal community engagement with deputies, be prepared to see our Edgewood Deputies in the community doing things not traditionally considered police work. Be prepared to meet us and develop relationships at the human level. Be prepared for us to walk up and say hello when you are at a park. Be prepared to hear from your children that the police were at the school eating lunch with them. Be prepared to have contact with us simply because we want to meet you. We are eager to work with you to build a community of trust and respect and look forward to learning what building trust looks like to you. And most of all, we are here for you.
Edgewood Community Picnic
The City of Edgewood’s Community Picnic is an opportunity for us to showcase the special units Edgewood PD has access to, courtesy of our Pierce County law enforcement contract. In past years, we have brought in horses from the Pierce County Posse, working dogs from the K-9 Unit, an armored rescue vehicle loaded with gear from the SWAT team, a Bomb Squad robot, Dive Team gear, and more!
Our yearly Community Academy is where Edgewood PD really shines. Each fall we get to connect with our residents over 8-weeks and discuss everything from “How real is CSI?” to “What actually happens in a murder investigation?” In past years we’ve had demonstrations from our K-9 Unit, learned about how cold cases are solved, and taken some very eye-opening field trips to the Pierce County property room and jail. Our goal is to constantly add new and relevant information while sharing who we are and what we do in a way that’s straightforward, engaging and more often than not, laced with personal anecdotes from our team. We would love to see you at our next Community Academy.
Community Safety Classes
We began a new program in 2020 offering free community safety classes. Our first class was how to recognize and avoid being scammed. We are looking forward to continuing our series of classes when we are able, which will include subjects such as simple emergency preparedness and how to react in the event of an active shooter situation. If you have suggestions for topics you’d like us to cover, just let us know. We’re here for you, Edgewood!
Lunch with a Cop
Lunch with a Cop is a brand new program started by our Community Liaison Deputy. When he’s able, he joins the kids in our local schools for lunch. He answers questions, takes silly face pictures, and lets the kids know he’s there for them. It’s smiling faces all around when he shows up!
Supporting Our Community
As the Edgewood Police Department, we are honored to support our community in every way possible. Edgewood is a small city with a big heart, and that includes our PD.
National Night Out
National Night Out is a celebration of police-community partnership and creates an opportunity for neighbors to gather together, have a cookout, meet the Edgewood officers, and talk about community safety. This yearly event continues to grow with more neighborhood gatherings in 2019 than we’ve ever had previously. Honestly, it’s one of our officers’ favorite nights of the year when they get to meet their Edgewood communities and eat amazing food! Interested to be a part of Edgewood’s National Night Out celebration? Click here to go to the information and registration page.
Shredding Event & DEA Drug Takeback
The annual spring shredding event is our chance to provide the community some help with the ever-present paper overload we all face, while also collecting donations for our local food pantry and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. This event continues to grow each year, and we can’t wait to say hi as you roll through at our next one!
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for as long as two weeks. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. We're encouraging you to be two weeks ready for anything.
Washington’s Emergency Management Division has a very doable PREPARE IN A YEAR plan you can complete by taking just one preparedness action a month. The easy-to-do activities booklet is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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Pierce County Alert
Pierce County Alert is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive notifications about emergencies that may affect the locations you care about. This service allows fire, police and other agencies dealing with emergency response to send out accurate and up-to-date information that they feel residents should be informed on.
Receive alerts your cell phone, home phone, email, text messages and TTY/TDD. Choose up to five locations you want to be notified about such as your residence, workplace, children’s school and more. Sign up online or call 253-798-6595.