About Your Police Department

Archived Police Department Photo

The City was incorporated in 1959 and the first police chief's duties included everything from nabbing speeders and impounding stray dogs to chasing robbers and investigating fraud.   Today the Department has over 100 employees and is a full service law enforcement agency.  To find out more about the various divisions, sections, and units, take a moment to explore further.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Lynnwood Police Department is to provide proactive, competent, effective public safety services to all persons, with the highest regard for human dignity through efficient and professional law enforcement and crime prevention practices.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized by our community as a major factor in determining and ensuring the quality of life in Lynnwood. We desire to be viewed as a leader in the law enforcement community; an organization that is committed to innovation and positive change in our endeavor to continually improve the quality of our service.

Our Values

Committed to professional development while providing ethical, proficient, and respectful service.

Keeping the community safe through proactive and tenacious pursuit of violators of the law.

Cultivating positive interactions by fostering trust; and partnering with our community to create a high quality of life.