ABOUT OUR Department

Redmond Police strives for a strong police-community relationship that builds trust, advances community transparency, and increases public safety. Learn more about the many opportunities available at RPD. Our values are Respect, Professionalism, Dedication, and Leadership.

Inside Redmond Police

Redmond Police Department is dedicated to community service and problem-solving through collaboration and communication. The City of Redmond is a thriving, culturally diverse community, and home to over 77,000 residents. Redmond is the hub of an array of commerce and industry ranging from technology, aerospace, and gaming to biomedical and innovation start-ups. 

RPD strives to ensure an environment that values trust, excellence, and accountability through leadership. Our department of 130 commissioned and professional staff 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.

Operations BUREAU

  • Patrol
  • Traffic
  • K-9
  • Bicycle
  • Tactical
  • Mental Health Professional

Administrative BUREAU

  • Personnel and Training
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications and 911 Dispatch
  • Records and Evidence
  • Crime Analysis
  • Detectives

Patrol Unit

Patrol officers provide 24-hour emergency police services within the 17 square miles of the city of Redmond. They respond to calls for service and crimes in progress, including emergency and non-emergency events. 

These officers are the most visible in the community and are assigned to one of four patrol districts in the city. Patrol officers work 10-hour shifts with alternating weekends off.

Special Assignments

Redmond Police Department is a progressive agency with many specialized units and teams for officers who want to dedicate their efforts toward honing specific skills.

Police Traffic Unit

Traffic Unit

Traffic officers enforce traffic rules, provide technical collision investigation, DUI enforcement, and traffic safety education.

Police K9 Program


The K-9 Unit supports the Patrol Units for specialized responses to serious crimes and when a suspect is present and/or has fled the scene. K-9 helps to locate suspects, evidence, and narcotics.

Police Bike Unit

Bike Unit

The Bike Unit responds quickly and with agility to issues in the downtown area. In times of heavy traffic, our bike officers often can arrive on scene before patrol cars can weave their way through congested streets. The Bike Team also provides outreach for Redmond’s homeless population. Officers work closely with the City Homeless Outreach Specialist and Human Services Division.

Police Tactical Unit

Tactical Unit

Redmond Police is a member of North Sound Metro SWAT, providing both Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Crisis Negotiation Teams (CNT) units. Metro is a regional response team able to address potentially serious incidents such as volatile situations, arrests of violent suspects, hostage situations, barricaded persons, and hazardous search warrants. Both the SWAT and CNT teams work in partnership toward a peaceful outcome.

Police Detective Unit

Detective Unit

The Detective Unit is responsible primarily for investigating felony crimes and misdemeanor crimes. The team develops additional leads in an investigation, prepares and serves search warrants, prepares suspect composites, gathers and processes evidence, recovers stolen property, provides surveillance, arrests suspects, and prepares cases for presentation in court. A legal advocate assists crime victims with navigating the criminal justice system and court process.


School Resource Officer (SRO)

SROs work closely with Lake Washington School District administrators to create a safer environment for both students and staff.

Personnel & Training

Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training for all staff. Training curriculum is consistent with laws, public policy, agency accreditation, advisory bodies, and the department's mission.

Community Engagement

Coordinates school resource officers, volunteers, crime prevention, programs and classes, social media, and media relations. This team also works closely with the Block Watch Captain program. 


The Communications Unit screens and prioritizes emergency and non-emergency calls from the 911 / Dispatch Center, which is staffed 24/7. Dispatchers coordinate and ensure appropriate responses to all types of emergencies. They also coordinate alarm monitoring, building access, and enhanced 911 system equipment.

Records & Evidence

This unit is responsible for records maintenance, processing documents, and communicating with the public. They also coordinate and facilitate the authorization of Concealed Pistol Licenses, authorization of Gun Transfers, monthly statistical reports to the State, and public record dissemination.

Crime Analysis

Crime analysts conduct research and analyze crime statistics for use in planning law enforcement activities and to track crime patterns and trends. They also work with regional law enforcement agencies to promote the exchange of crime information to help solve cases more efficiently.