Chief’s Message

It is truly an honor to serve the citizens of Fircrest and on behalf of the men and women of the Fircrest Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our web page.

The Fircrest Police Department is committed to building relationships with community members while providing the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe.  As the Chief of Police, I will continue to provide and share our on-going efforts with the community in order to maintain and build public trust.

Community policing is at the heart of our organization and is emphasized at every level. Our community partnerships are established through the daily efforts of our officers and support staff to maintain the confidence of those we serve. Top priorities for members of the Fircrest Police Department are to foster relationships through dignity and respect, mentor young people, and to solve neighborhood problems.

As a police agency, we understand that we cannot successfully do our jobs without community involvement. We pride ourselves on being an agency that listens to the public’s concerns and I am committed to being responsive to the needs of the community. Our department works hard to build a strong sense of trust with the community and we realize we can only be successful with our communities support. We have a professional organization filled with officers who truly care about their department and the community they serve.

We are proud to serve you and realize that you have entrusted us with the safety and protection of your families and the community. We will continue to work hard as we strive to keep Fircrest the wonderful place it is to live, work, and play. If you have any concerns, comments, or suggestions that may assist us in enhancing the quality of your service, please do not hesitate to contact me at 253-565-1198.


John Cheesman, Chief of Police


The mission of the Fircrest Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and to enhance the quality of life in our City through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement, and effective use of patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations, crime prevention, emergency response, narcotics, vice-related activities, safety programs, and special services.


Officer Spotlight

The City of Fircrest is proud of our Police Force. We believe that developing relationships with our community members build trust, respect, and safer communities. Community Policing is at the heart of our organization and is emphasized at every level.
Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to some of the Fircrest Police Department officers.

Officer Spotlight