If you are going to be away from your home for more than a week, the Swinomish Police Department will be happy to perform patrol check of your house while you are away. You can pick up the form at the department or download the .PDF below. You can drop off the completed form at the police station before you leave. House Check (.pdf)
The Swinomish Police Department has a dog registration program. To get a registration tag for your dog the cost is $2.00 if spayed/neutered, $10.00 if not fixed and $1.00 if dog is fixed and you are a senior. There is also a leash law enforced on the Swinomish Reservation.
1. Get your dog spayed/neutered and Rabies vaccinated
If you are willing to go to NOAH for these procedures, Swinomish Housing will cover the costs. Download the form here or pick one up at the police department. You must be a tribal member living on the Swinomish Reservation to receive this funding. The pet owner needs to call NOAH at 360-629-7055 to arrange an appointment and will be responsible for animal drop off and pick up. You are required to notify NOAH 24 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your appointment. If you miss the appointment without giving prior notification you will not receive another. NOTE: The Housing Authority has to pay for the appointment whether you show up or not. If you are a tenant of the Housing Authority and miss an appointment, you will be charged.
2. Submit a dog registration form to the Swinomish Police Department
Download registration here – Dog Registration (.pdf) - or pick one up at the police department. Submit the completed form along with payment, proof of spay/neuter and rabies vaccination.
3. Attach dog tag to dog’s collar
If your dog is picked up, you will be notified. This can save you an expensive trip to the Skagit Valley Humane Society to “bail out” your dog.
Home Security Checks
If you would like an officer to visit your home and discuss home security practices with you, all you have to do is call the police station and ask.
Healthy Community Tip Line
Any details you can give regarding issues in our community involving drugs, theft, violence, harassment, child or elder abuse, repeat traffic violations, or school truancies are appreciated. Call today to leave an anonymous voicemail tip: 360-588-2770.