Redmond Police PatchThe Redmond Police Department is dedicated to customer service and problem solving through collaboration and communication. We work to ensure an environment which values trust, excellence and accountability through leadership.

The department has 130 employees who work hard every day to actively reduce crime, address traffic safety issues and maintain the highest level of safety and security for residents, employees, businesses and visitors in Redmond.

Message from Chief Lowe regarding the Sept. 2020 fatal officer involved shooting. (April 26, 2021)

Redmond Police Department Use of Force Policy (March 2021 Draft)

A draft update of the Redmond Police Department’s Use of Force Policy is available online for the community to review and provide comment through April 16, 2021.

Last summer, Mayor Birney and the Redmond Police Department (RPD) joined other cities across the nation in accepting the Obama Foundation Mayor’s pledge and challenge, committing to (1) review the police use of force policies, (2) engage with the community, (3) report the findings of the review, and (4) reform the policies.

Mayor Birney and Chief Lowe released a news update on the policy review process on March 30, 2021.

Please visit www.LetsConnectRedmond.com/RPD to provide feedback. 

Should I wear a mask in public?

Yes. Face coverings are currently required by Governor's mandate in all public spaces, both indoors and outdoors, because they are effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and proper hygiene practices are still the preferred deterrent to prevent the spread of the virus.  

More information about the Governor's mandate can be found here or from the Washington State Department of Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created DIY cloth face covering instructions.

COVID-19 Response: Current Changes to Police Services:

  • The Redmond Public Safety Building (8701 160th Ave NE) is closed to the public until the Governor allows King County to move to Phase 3The outside phone that reaches our dispatch center is available 24/7.
  • Essential police staffing (officers, 911 dispatchers and necessary support staff) is at normal levels. If you have an emergency, call 911. Our 24/7 non-emergency line is 425-556-2500.
  • RPD has suspended fingerprinting services to the public until further notice. This includes fingerprinting as part of the application process for a Concealed Pistol License.
  • All public police events have been canceled until further notice.
  • We encourage online reporting for non-emergency, minor incidents.
  • Officers have the personal protective equipment needed for safe contact while they respond to calls.
  • Police and City staff are taking all safety precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control and King County Public Health.

Effective August 20, 2020: Redmond Police Department has implemented a new online CPL application process. Due to the closure of City of Redmond buildings, including the Public Safety Building, paper and in-person applications are not being accepted at this time

As part of the new process, when applying for an Original CPL you will be required to obtain a fingerprint card from a third party vendor of your choice. Although you are not required to use them, the Redmond Police Department has had success with fingerprints taken by Bellevue Fingerprinting Services. Bellevue Fingerprinting Services will submit your fingerprint card on your behalf. Should you choose to use a different vendor, you will need to bring your fingerprint card to the Redmond Police Department Records Unit during normal business hours. An appointment may be required. 

If you have questions, please contact the Records Unit by phone at 425-556-2600, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.  

Police Chief Darrell Lowe and five department employees answered questions from our Community Equity Action Team, Police Volunteers, Neighborhood Watch Captains, and other members of our community in a panel discussion on July 8, 2020. The forum was held in conjunction with RPD’s Community Equity Action Team, a police advisory council. www.redmond.gov/CEAT

June 10, 2020: Redmond Police Department has been receiving many important questions from our community and we are updating this FAQ with answers as accurately, thoroughly and timely as we can. If you have further questions or are seeking other information please email rpd@redmond.gov.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy: take care of your metal health and well-being.

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic and "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order is stressful, confusing and takes its toll on everyone. Redmond Police Department’s Mental Health Professional has created a Stay Home Stress Management Safety Plan for you and your family to fill out at home. 

This plan will go through steps to recognize when you are overwhelmed, how you can personally manage stress overload, and when and who to call if you need outside help. 

 Stay Home Stress Management Plan Worksheet

If you need help you can reach out to:

The King County 24-hour Crisis Connection Line: 206-461-3222

Redmond Police non-emergency number (24-hours): 425-556-2500

Behavioral Health and Recovery Division of King County Client Services: 206-263-8997

If you feel like you may hurt yourself or others, please call 911