Edmonds police to begin serving Woodway Jan. 1


As of midnight Tuesday, Jan. 1, the City of Edmonds Police Department will begin a seven-year contract to provide 24-hour police services to the Town of Woodway.

According Edmonds Police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure, Edmonds officers will respond to all emergency calls for service and most non-emergency matters. Officers will be dispatched via Snohomish County 911. The non-emergency number for dispatch is 425-407-3999.

Woodway residents who want to file a report in person can come to the Edmonds Police Department at 250 5th Ave. N. during business hours — Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Outside of those hours, residents can use the emergency phone outside the police department doors to call dispatch, and an officer will respond to contact you.

Edmonds Police Department responsibilities for Woodway will include:

    • 24-hour call response and routine patrol
    • Advanced investigations (detectives)
    • All collision investigations
    • Records management
    • Storage of evidence
    • Concealed pistol licensing
    • Legal and risk management related to police functions

The Town of Woodway will maintain a chief of police and four officers to provide house checks and selected traffic enforcement, McClure said. The four officers are fully commissioned police from neighboring police agencies.

6 Replies to “Edmonds police to begin serving Woodway Jan. 1”

  1. My main thought is can they serve both? I know crime in Edmonds is up. They didn’t hire the new police jobs they talked about last year? Don’t agree? take a look at Safeway where the Police have a regular spot.


    1. Ms. Trevino,

      We have provided police services to the Town of Woodway on a per call basis for a number of years. This agreement will not negatively impact Edmonds PD but instead will allow us to more efficiently and effectively handle matters that arise in Woodway.

      We currently only have one officer position open and that spot was not authorized until 1/1/19. We have four recruits in the academy, two more starting 1/16 and one new officer beginning field training this month. The men and women of EPD will continue to provide you, and now the residents of Woodway, professional police services.


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