About the Department
Redmond Police Vision, Mission, and Values
To be a premier public safety agency in Washington through our commitment to excellence.
To provide law enforcement services consistent with the expectations of our community.
- Respect – Willingness to show consideration or appreciation regarding others with honor.
- Professionalism – Work, deeds, actions, and presentation that demonstrate excellence.
- Dedication – Practicing and promoting a high set of standards and values; walking the walk even when no one is looking; organization first.
Patrol officers provide emergency police services within the city of Redmond 24-hours a day. They respond to calls for service, 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 (PDF) in the city.
Traffic officers enforce traffic rules, provide technical collision investigation, DUI enforcement, and traffic safety education.
The K-9 Unit supports the Patrol Units for specialized responses to serious crimes and when a suspect is present and/or has fled. K-9 helps locate suspects, evidence, and narcotics.
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 our City’s homeless population. Officers work closely with the City Homeless Outreach Specialist and Human Services.
Redmond Police is a member of North Sound Metro SWAT, providing both Specialized Weapons and Tactics and Crisis Negotiation Team 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.
The Detective Unit is 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. A Legal Advocate assists crime victims navigate the criminal justice system and court process.
Financial Fraud & Identity Theft Task Force
Personnel & Training Unit
Personnel & Training are responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and record keeping of all department members. 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.
Community Engagement Unit
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. This team includes program coordinators and the Public Information Officer (PIO).
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.
Records & Evidence Unit
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.