Our mission is to provide quality law enforcement, with fair and respectful treatment of our Community, through partnerships, personal dedication and courage.
The Kirkland Police Department is made up of honorable men and women of the highest caliber. They have chosen a purpose-driven life, as police officers, corrections officers and the staff who work behind the scenes to make it all happen. I am in awe of the professionalism, teamwork and courage demonstrated throughout this organization every day.
Like many of our neighbors, we are currently facing a difficult time in the history of law enforcement to include staffing, recruiting and succession planning. During 2016, with the support of the City Council and the City Manager’s Office, we participated in a strategic planning process that provided direction to overcome these challenges. The resultant plan also includes recommendations such as: increasing community outreach through the use of social media and shifting the focus of the Department to strengthen our relationships within the community. The five-year plan promotes a greater focus on crime prevention and proactive, directed and community policing projects to address crime in Kirkland. Constant review and adjustments to the plan are necessary to ensure our success as is seeking your input through community outreach. The full strategic plan report can be viewed online. ( 3.6mb)
Please consider reviewing our 2016 Annual Report, which includes information about the variety of services provided by your Police Department, as well as a review of crime statistics, citizen complaints and noteworthy investigations. Our annual report is available online for your convenience. ( 14.9mb)
On behalf of the men and women of the Kirkland Police Department, it’s truly an honor to serve you.
Chief of Police
The Kirkland Police Department employs commissioned and civilian personnel who provide patrol, traffic, investigation, and specially trained units in K-9, special response, and crisis negotiations.
The Patrol Division is responsible for most patrol related law enforcement operations and is the largest team within the Department providing emergency services to citizens in Kirkland's corporate boundaries, 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
The Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up, long-term investigations, maintaining criminal intelligence, and undercover narcotics enforcement.
The Family Violence Unit supports domestic violence victims and the Community Resources Unit provides crime prevention education and school resource support.
The Corrections Unit is responsible for booking, housing, and transporting prisoners; and maintaining the security of the correctional facility.
The Records Unit is responsible for records maintenance, processing documents, and providing phone and counter customer service.
In June, 2014, the Kirkland Police Department relocated to the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034.
From I-405 heading North: Take the NE 116th exit (#20A). Turn left on NE 116th St. (Go under I-405). Take first right on 120th Avenue NE. Take first left on to NE 118th Street. Go 0.1 mile; building will be on right.
From I-405 South: Take the NE 124th Street exit (#20). Turn right on NE 124th; take first left onto 120th Avenue NE. Turn right on NE 118th Street. Go 0.1 mile; building will be on right.