The Fircrest Police Department is staffed with Officers 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Calling 911 is the most effective and quickest way for an Officer(s) to be dispatched and updated with developing information while we are on our way to investigate the problem.When should you call 9-1-1? What are good reasons and how do I find the non-emergency numbers when there are no listings available? Let's talk about that with the hope to help you understand the complexity of calling 9-1-1. When you dial 9-1-1, keep in mind the person you will be talking to is attempting to help you right from the start. Please remain calm and answer any and all questions asked by your dispatcher. DO NOT HANG UP until the dispatcher tells you to! Staying on the phone does NOT prolong emergency response. The Fircrest Police Department asks that you call 9-1-1 if you see any suspicious activity occurring. We cannot stress enough that you as the citizens are the eyes and ears for us here at the Police Department and that if you see or hear anything that seems suspicious or odd to you call 9-1-1.
Questions a Dispatcher will ask when calling 9-1-1
Most important, LOCATION! Verify that the dispatcher has the correct location before hanging up. Examples: House number and street, business, intersection, landmarks.
What is going on or what is the problem?
When did this happen or is it happening now?
Who is involved and where are they now?
Are there any weapons involved?
Is there anyone hurt or need of medical attention?
Stay on the phone if safe until dispatcher tells you to hang up.
Non-emergency calls to the Police Department.
The Fircrest Police asks that you call us at the Police Department when the nature of your call is for follow up or is a situation that is currently not in progress. The office staff can generally answer questions or contact an Officer who can return your call to assist you. The office is open Monday – Friday 8am until 5pm. Please call us at 253-565-1198 for non-emergency calls. After office hours the calls to our office number are transferred to South Sound 9-1-1. Working together and looking out for ourselves and our neighbors we can make this a better and safer place for all of us.
Fircrest Police Department
Chief John Cheesman
Crime Prevention Officer David Seeley
The holidays will soon be upon us. During this time criminals are active and are looking for opportunities. We are not exempt from crime. Compared to last year and up to the present, the crime rates have increased in some areas and decreased in others.
For a 2013 - 2014 crime rate comparison graph click here
The Fircrest Police Department wants citizens to take all necessary precautions against becoming a victim of theft or burglary.
By working together, we can help one another to prevent future crimes.
Be vigilant about your surroundings and pay attention to people and vehicles which do not appear to belong in the area.
Always report suspicious activity as it is occurring by calling 911.
Stay in contact with your neighbors about activity in the area.
Lock and secure your vehicles when parked outside.
Do not store valuables in your vehicles when parked outside.
Lock and secure your home when leaving.
More often than not, we have investigated crimes that could have been prevented by these simple suggestions.
The City of Fircrest is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Let’s all work together to keep it that way!
For more information on Burglary Prevention click here
All monitored alarms within the City of Fircrest require a valid alarm permit per Municipal Code 9.78.
Submit application and $15 fee to the Fircrest Police Department.
COURTESY VACATION CHECKS
The Fircrest Police Department offers courtesy driveby inspections of your home when you are on vacation.