Contact Us

How To Contact Us

To speak to someone at the Edgewood Police Department business office, call 253-798-4960, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. If you don’t reach someone, leave a voicemail and your call will be returned the next business day.  To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1. 

When Should I Call 9-1-1?

We receive quite a few questions about when to call 9-1-1 and when not to. Below is a list of examples that will hopefully take the guess work out of your decision.  That being said, ALWAYS go with your gut and call 9-1-1 if you're not sure.

Call 9-1-1 for the following:

  • To report an emergency or any in-progress crime 
  • Events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property
  • An in-progress crime such as a fight, break in, or a report of an impaired driver
  • A serious crime that just occurred such as an assault or robbery
  • A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an imminent criminal act, such as a prowler or vandal


  • Any fire, even a tiny grease fire in your kitchen can grow and spread rapidly, so call right away even if you think you can put out the flames on your own

Medical emergencies

Call 9-1-1 immediately for any life-threatening medical problem - these include chest pain, choking, difficulty speaking, drowning, numbness, poisoning, sudden intense pain, severe burns, a suicide threat or any other serious medical problem

Call the non-emergency line at 253-287-4455 for the following:

  • Reporting a crime with no suspect (Example: theft of a license plate)
  • Reporting a crime with a suspect, but the suspect is not present (Example: Fraud)
  • Reporting a serious crime with a suspect, but with a lengthy delay (Example: Assault that occurred last night at a bar)
  • Non-Emergency in progress (Example: Noisy party next door)
  • On-going crime issues or crimes that are not in progress (Example: Graffiti or ongoing drug dealing with no suspect on scene)
  • A suspicious circumstance that may indicate ongoing criminal activity (Example: Suspected drug lab)

*If you would like to report a non-emergency online, click
HERE to be taken to the South Sound 911 page to file your report.