Seven Lakewood Police Officers pose for a photo in front of Lakewood Police Station.

Lakewood Police Department

Since the Lakewood Police Department was formed in 2004, local crime has been reduced by more than 30%. As we protect & serve Lakewood, we conduct ourselves professionally and treat residents with dignity and respect.

Lakewood Police Department
9401 Lakewood Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 830-5000
[email protected]

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Non-Emergency Police Dispatch: (253) 287-4455

Important Contacts and Agencies
Report a Crime
Photos and Social Media
Common Questions
Important Links


We’re Hiring!

Lakewood Police Department is hiring police officers. Join our team to help make a difference in our community. For more information on becoming a Lakewood Police officer, visit

To apply for a job, click the button below.

Lakewood Police pursuit and eluding data 2018-2022

Public policy needs to be supported by clear, accurate and relevant data. In Lakewood we support a commonsense approach to policies that protect lives and property. The Lakewood Police Department is one of the few agencies statewide that started tracking data around a pursuit law that took effect in 2021. We tracked 18 months before the law took effect. And we tracked the data since it took effect.

Important Contacts and Agencies

Police Emergency Line: 911Police Non-Emergency: (253) 287-4455
Domestic Violence Hotline: (253) 798-4166Animal Control: (253) 830-5010
Professional Standards: (253) 830-5022Sex Offender Info: (253) 830-5049
Crime Tips: (253) 830-5064Anonymous Tips: (1-800) 222-TIPS
Counseling: (253) 272-9882
Key Peninsula
Counseling Center
Crisis Line: (1-800) 576-7764
24-Hour PWA
Crisis Hotline

Other Agencies:

Pierce County


Report a Crime

If there is an emergency, a crime in progress, or if a quick response by officers will help catch the suspect, call 911.

Photos and Social Media

Lakewood Police Department loves to stay involved in the community. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Officer Cockle hands out stickers to young girls at the Lakewood Farmers Market
Officer Cockle at Lakewood Farmers Market handing out stickers
Lakewood Police Squad car with new paint job parked in front of Lakewood Police Department.
Look out for our new car design!
Students get the opportunity to sit on a police motorcycle while a police officer supervises.
Sergeant Porche lets local students inspect his motorcycle
Two officers pose with a group of young siblings at National Night Out.
LPD officers visit community National Night Out events each year.
LPD patrol vehicles are all outfitted with dash cameras for transparency.
LPD has reduced the local crime rate by 30%+ since forming in 2004.
Officer Lee poses with two children for a photo.

Common Questions

How do I…

Find Domestic Violence help?

File a police report?

Get a copy of a police or accident report?

Get my police record?

Pay for a ticket?

Have my fingerprints put on file?

Police Safety and Practices

How do I submit a complaint or compliment for a Police Officer?

  • If you would like to submit positive feedback or a complaint about the police service you have received, you have several options:
    • In-person: At the police station, 9401 Lakewood Dr, Lakewood and speak to a supervisor about the situation and/or fill out the Citizen Report of Commendation, Inquiry or Complaint (PDF). The police station is open M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • By mail: Download and fill out the citizen report of commendation, inquiry or complaint (PDF) and mail it to the Lakewood Police Department, 9401 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
    • By phone: 253-830-5000 ask to speak to a supervisor M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Online/free mobile app: Use our online portal or download MyLakewood311 (a free mobile app that allows you to report information at your fingertips).

Does your Use of Force Policy allow for “chokeholds” and “strangleholds”?

  • No, Washington State Law bans both chokeholds and strangleholds.

Does your Use of Force Policy require a warning before shooting?

  • Yes, Washington State Law requires a warning before shooting.

Does your Use of Force Policy require officers to exhaust all alternatives before shooting?

  • Yes, Washington State Law requires officers to exhaust all alternatives before shooting.

Does your Use of Force Policy ban shooting at moving vehicles?

  • Yes, our Use of Force Policy does ban shooting at moving vehicles.

Do your officers wear body cameras or have in-car cameras?

  • Yes, our officers wear both body cameras and have dash cameras.

Does your department conduct training in de-escalation?

  • Yes, both Washington State Law and our Department require de-escalation training.

Community PolicingUnsolved Homicides
Professional StandardsLakewood Police Manual of Standards
Preparing for EmergenciesLakewood Police Drone Program
Animal LicensingCitizen’s Academy

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