Role and Responsibilities
The Snoqualmie Police Department provides law enforcement for the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend, serving approximately 22,000 upper Snoqualmie Valley residents, as well as visitors and businesses. The department also provides public education on topics that support community safety, sponsors community events, and offers various youth programs.
For the past decade, the City of Snoqualmie has been consistently ranked one of the safest cities in Washington State, due in part to the Snoqualmie Police Department's longstanding motto, No Call too Small, and its commitment to community policing, which has fostered a high level of public trust and sustained a high quality of life.
The department is affectionately known by residents as 'SnoPo.'
The Snoqualmie Police Department is led by Chief Perry Phipps who has over 35 years of law enforcement experience. Before joining Snoqualmie PD in 2017, Chief Phipps was captain of the Visalia Police Department in California, an organization with more than 200 employees serving a city of 130,000 people. Chief Phipps holds a bachelor's degree in management and organizational development, as well as a master's degree in leadership and organizational studies.
Mission and Goals
The Snoqualmie Police Department is committed to service, professionalism, teamwork, and making a positive impact at every opportunity.
We believe our greatest measure of success is the high level of trust and strong relationship that we have within our community.
When to call 911 or the Police Department Non-Emergency Number
Most people know to call 911 for police, fire and medical emergencies. But don't hesitate to call 911 for things you might not consider an “emergency,” but still may require a police officer or other agency to take action immediately. If something is happening in real-time, call 911. This could be suspicious activity near you, a downed tree over a roadway, a noise complaint, an erratic driver, a road rage incident, etc.
If you have an issue or question for something that happened in the past, or something that does not require an immediate response, call the non-emergency line at 425-888-3333. Monday through Friday business hours you will first reach the Records Unit who will connect you to Dispatch.