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Tribal Police Department statistics

TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STATISTICS “Law enforcement” is the term that describes the individuals and agencies responsible for enforcing laws and maintaining public order and public safety. Law enforcement includes the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and the apprehension and detention of individuals suspected of law violation. The BJS Law Enforcement Unit maintains more […]


Have you found little metal “mini bombs” lying around lately?  They are becoming common around here.  These are cartridges that hold either CO2 (used for air guns or soda) or nitrous oxide (used in whipped cream dispensers).  They are used to get a quick high.  It is illegal to use them for getting high instead […]

Calling 911

When an emergency is happening, and sometimes even when something has already happened, it is important to call 911. While not all calls need to go to the 911 Dispatch Center, all events that are “in progress” should be reported to 911 when time is a critical factor. Non-emergency situations can also be reported to […]

The Community is the Police

In pretty much every city and town around the country, police are looked at as a necessary evil.  Most people figure we just write tickets and spend the better part of our time keeping folks from having fun.  Not true! In the mid-1800’s, a set of principles for policing was laid out by a guy […]

Explorer of the Year

The Swinomish Police Explorer Post #4911 has had a busy first year. The post has been put to service throughout the community assisting the Swinomish Police Department and helping with community service projects. While all the explorers have done an outstanding job, the Swinomish Police Department would like to recognize Explorer Sgt. Wayne Fornsby as […]

Drug take back day

Unused medications pose a risk to our families, communities, and the environment. Do not store them, flush them, or throw them in the trash. Safely dispose of them for free in the lobby of the Swinomish Police Department from 12-4 PM on Saturday, April 27th.