About the Department
Redmond Police Department is an organization 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. Our 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.
We strive to ensure our services always reflect our core values of respect, professionalism, dedication, and leadership. If at any time you have suggestions, ideas, or input on our service, please don't hesitate to contact us. When citizens think of a police department, they often think of patrol cars and officers because they are the most public figures. However, our department is made up of commissioned and non-commissioned personnel who strive to make our community safer every day.
Patrol officers provide emergency police services within the city of Redmond 24-hours a day, every day. They respond to crimes in progress, criminal investigations and other emergency and non-emergency events. These officers are the most visible in the community and are assigned to one of four patrol districts (PDF) in the city.
Traffic officers enforce select traffic rules, provide technical collision investigation and traffic control, DUI enforcement and traffic safety education.
The K-9 Unit is a sub-unit of the Patrol Division and responds to calls related to alarms, prowls, robberies and when a suspect is present and/or has fled. This unit is a specialized team that locates suspects, evidence and narcotics, not just for Redmond, but throughout King County.
The Bike Team
The Bike Team was formed in 2017 to be another resource for the department to respond 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 our City’s homeless population. Officers work closely with City Homeless Outreach Specialist, Kent Hay, who often responds alongside police to assist and assess the best course of action.
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is an on-call unit trained for the most potentially serious incidents such as highly volatile situations, arrests of violent suspects, hostage situations, barricaded persons and hazardous search warrants. The team provides a highly trained response force which emphasizes teamwork, safety and precision.
The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is an on-call unit used to communicate with barricaded persons, hostage takers, mentally unstable individuals and protest or activist groups. Both the SWAT and CNT teams work in partnership towards a peaceful outcome.
The Investigation Division consists of detectives responsible primarily for investigating felony crimes and certain misdemeanor crimes. The team develops additional leads in an investigation, prepares and services search warrants, prepares suspect composites, gathers and processes evidence, recovers stolen property, provides surveillance, arrests suspects and prepares cases for presentation in court.
Recruitment & Training
The Recruitment and Training Division is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and record keeping of all commissioned and non-commissioned positions. Training curriculum is reviewed and modified to ensure that training is accomplished consistent with laws, public policy, agency accreditation, advisory bodies and the department's mission.
The Community Engagement Division coordinates School Resource Officers, volunteers, all crime prevention material, programs and classes, social media and media relations. This team also works closely with the Block Watch Captain program.
The Communications/911 Unit answers your calls from the Dispatch Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 on leap year!). Dispatchers are responsible for receiving, screening and prioritizing calls for service and orchestrating the appropriate response in an efficient and coordinated manner. This includes radio communication, telephone communication, computer and teletype communication, TTY communication, alarm monitoring, building access and enhanced 911 system equipment.
The Records staff is responsible for records maintenance, processing documents and communicating with the public. This includes processing case reports and citations, preparing documents for the prosecutor and court and responding to requests from outside agencies and the public. Records personnel provide customer assistance for people who visit our Public Safety Building. They coordinate and facilitate the authorization of Concealed Pistol Licenses, authorization of Gun Transfers, monthly statistical reports to the State and public record dissemination.
Crime analysts conduct research and analyze crime statistics for use in planning law enforcement activities and to track crime patterns and trends. They publish our crime maps and law enforcement bulletins on crimes of interest, wanted persons and officer safety issues. They also work with regional law enforcement agencies to promote the exchange of crime information to help solve cases more efficiently.