Public Safety

or  (800) 562-9800
  File a police report online here: ONLINE REPORTING

*The following incidents may be reported online: 
  • Theft (The wrongful taking of personal property, EXCLUDING firearms, vehicles, or vehicle license plates)
  • Vehicle Prowl (Property has been unlawfully taken from inside of a vehicle, or an attempt to take property from inside of a vehicle has been made)
  • Fraud (The intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to take another’s money, property or a legal right, EXCLUDING instances where you know, or think you know who did it)
  • Vandalism or Destruction of Property (Physical damage caused to another person's property; writing, painting, drawing, or marking of any property with paint, ink, markers, or other substance)
  • Lost Property (Missing or misplaced property; property with no readily identifiable owner)

**You can ALWAYS report any incident directly to an officer by calling one of the above telephone numbers.

***Please include the city with your street address, in order to ensure the system will recognize it. (Example: “601 Main Street, Steilacoom”)


Online Reporting for Suspicious Activity or Traffic 

To anonymously report suspicious activity, please email the department at

To report persistent traffic concerns, please submit the following information via email to the department at:
  • Location of concern.
  • Time of day when concern occurs.
  • Description of concerning behavior.

​Concealed Pistol License Applications/Renewals

Applications and renewals for a CPL can be obtained through South Sound 911. Please visit their website for further information:

Responsibility Statement 
  • The Public Safety Department is responsible for providing police and medical aid for the preservation of life and property through prevention, education, and immediate response to life threatening or potentially life threatening situations. 

Department Mission

  • Provide for the preservation of life and property through prevention, education, and immediate response
  • Manage the community medical aid, and police services operations
  • Responsible for the town's emergency disaster planning, training, and operations
  • Responsible for police investigation, hazardous materials training, and operations

Department Goals

  • Provide a safe environment for town residents
  • Enhance crime and fire prevention
  • Expand external relations beyond the limits of the town
  • Continue to maximize technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Optimize police presence training programs
  • Strengthen disaster response training programs

Crime Statistics

Chief Yabe gives a report of incidents and a Public Safety update to the Town Council each week. The update can be found in the Mayor and Council Update at the following link: Update to Mayor and Council

Target Zero - Impaired Driving flyer - Target Zero
Court Ordered Surrender of Weapons - Procedures

​Steilacoom Fire & EMS

Proper Disposal of Expired & Unwanted Medicines

The Steilacoom Department of Public Safety offers a drop-off kiosk for expired and unwanted medicines.  Click on this link for additional information.


Fire Marshal

Any contractor or home owner performing work on a new or existing fire suppression or fire alarm system must apply for a fire suppression permit by filling out a permit application and submitting it to the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau. The Permit application can be accessed at the following link: Pierce County Fire Marshal Permit. A town building permit must be obtained before a fire suppression permit will be issued from the Fire Marshal Office.

For information about recreational burning in Steilacoom please visit the Pierce County website on outdoor burning at the following link: Outdoor Burning.