302 Regents Blvd.

Business Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

For an emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 253-565-1198
fax: 253-564-2538

Police Chief: John Cheesman

When Should I call 9-1-1?

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.


Call 911 if you see any suspicious activity, see a crime occurring, or are a victim of a crime in-progress.

In-progress means the crime or activity is occurring at the moment or there is a chance that a quick response by Officers would allow them to apprehend the suspect.

What to Expect

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.  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.  They will be dispatching the call while they are also on the phone with you. 


ü  LOCATION! Be sure to verify that the dispatcher has the correct location before hanging up.  Examples of locations: House numbers, street name, business, intersection, landmarks

ü  PROBLEM: Describe what is going on or what the problem is

ü  TIME: When did this happen?  Is it happening now?

ü  WHO: Who is involved and where are they now?

ü  WEAPONS: Are there any weapons involved?

ü  INJURIES: Is anyone hurt or in need of medical attention?

ü  STAY ON THE PHONE: if it’s safe to do so or until the dispatcher tells you to hang up.


The Fircrest Police asks you to call (253) 798-4722 to report a CRIME that is NOT in-progress.We cannot stress enough that you as the citizens are the eyes and ears for us here at the Police Department.  If you see or hear anything that seems suspicious or odd to you please call.

Other Concerns

If you have questions or concerns that do not require an officer to take a report, we ask that you contact the Fircrest Police Office at (253) 565-1198. The office staff can generally answer any questions or direct you to someone that can.  The office staff is also available to assist you with vacation checks, public disclosure requests, and other community related resources.  The office is open Monday – Friday 8am until 5pm.  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



                        What You Need To Know 
                        When You Are On Vacation            

  • Don't advertise that you are leaving town:  Social media is a great way to share excitement with friends, but wait until after the trip to tell where you've been.  Don't broadcast to the criminal element that you and your family will be away.  If you have children, remind them not to blog about your family plans to be gone..........

                                                 For more of "What You Need to Know" click here.

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.

To apply:

Submit application and $15 fee to the Fircrest Police Department.

The Fircrest Police Department offers courtesy drive by inspections of your home when you are on vacation.

To request:

Submit a vacation request form to the Fircrest Police Department.
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