The mission of the Kirkland Police Department is to protect and serve our community
with honor, integrity, and courage.
The Kirkland Police Department is made up of honorable men and women of the highest caliber. They have chosen purpose-driven lives as police officers, corrections officers and support 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 on a daily basis.
Like many of our neighbors, we are facing a difficult time in the history of law enforcement, including challenges in staffing and recruiting. During 2016, with the support of the City Council and the City Manager’s Office, the Department participated in a strategic planning process that provided direction over the next five years to face these challenges. The full report can be viewed at: Kirkland Police Department Strategic Planning Report 2016.
Implementation of the goals identified in the plan began in 2017 and continued into 2018 with the successful passage of Proposition 1. The passage of this initiative allows a greater focus on crime prevention and proactive, directed and community policing projects to address crime in Kirkland. The Department looks forward to actively engaging the community for constant review of the goals of the Police Strategic Plan and seeking your input through community outreach.
Some highlighted opportunities for this community outreach in 2018 included:
» Attendance and presentations at forty-five neighborhood meetings
» Community conversations with Leadership Eastside and Kirkland Safe
» A Town Hall on Gun Safety and being a Safe and Inclusive City for all people
» Muslim’s Safety Forum and MAPS presentation
Please consider reviewing our 2018 Kirkland Police Department Annual Report, which includes information about the variety of services provided by your Police Department, as well as a review of statistics, accountability for complaint review and noteworthy investigations.
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.