Ocean Shores Police Department
Mission Statement: The mission of the Ocean Shores Police Department is to prevent crime, enforce the law and support quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional and dependable police services.
Vision Statement: The Ocean Shores Police Department will continue to grow, adapt and evolve as we provide the highest level of service and protection to our residents and the visitors to our community.
Get in touch with Ocean Shores Police Department to learn more about our law enforcement services. Please do not call the office number to report a crime or request contact with an officer. Please call 911 or Grays Harbor E911 Dispatch at 360-533-8765.
577 Point Brown Ave NW. Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Our Police Station
The Ocean Shores Police Department is a proactive, professional organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The Department is currently staffed with a Police Chief, three Sergeants, seven Patrol Officers, Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer, an Evidence Tech and a Records Clerk. The Department also operates a Marine Patrol Division.
From the Start
Ocean Shores Police Department operates a Marine Patrol Division. There are 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. The Marine Patrol Division consists of 5 officers who help maintain public safety and focus on educating the boating public. The Ocean Shores Marine Patrol also conducts marine rescues, vessel inspections, as well as patrol duties to include speed stops. The Ocean Shores Marine Patrol focuses on freshwater canals and lakes, ensuring individuals are adhering to boating safety regulations.
Started in July 2018 Ocean Shores Police Department began looking at the possibility of using commercial-grade drones to assist in a surf rescue. Ocean Shores Police Officers have spent many hours training with the drones to take into account the windy conditions the beaches often have. The drones will allow for officers to drop a flotation device into the water without the added risk of being in the rough waters themselves.
How can I report a crime?
You can report a crime 24/7 by calling 911 for emergencies or E911 at 360-533-8765 for non emergencies.
How can I get a copy of a police report?
To request a police report you can visit OSGOV.COM, click on "Public Records Request Form" located at the bottom of the site. This will open a fillable PDF file. This can be submitted via fax at 360-289-2022, email at: or by mail to: Po Box 909. Ocean Shores, WA 98569. You can also contact the police department and one can be accepted by phone.
Please note that all public records requests are subjected to the Public Records Act. Some information may be redacted to protect the privacy of citizens.
How do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?
You must go to the police department/sheriff's office in the city/county you reside in. For Ocean Shores residents, you can pick up a paper application at the Police Department.
The following costs are as listed:
Late Renewal: $42.00
How do I license my animal?
Pet Licenses are available at the police department. Please bring with you proof of their last rabies shot.
No barnyard animals or exotic pets
No more than 3 pets per household
Please see City Ordinance 6.04 pertaining to Animals at:
Where can I find the Municipal Code's for Ocean Shores?
You can find the Municipal Codes on the city webpage OSgov.com or https://www.codepublishing.com/WA/OceanShores/
Where can I get a bicycle license?
Ocean Shores Police Department offers licenses for bicycles free of charge. You can come to the office anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm.
I lost my dog or cat, what do I do?
You can call the Non-Emergency number any time at 360-533-8765 and request to speak with Animal Control. You can also call our office at 360-289-3331 Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm and request Animal Control's voicemail.
Can I take my quad or four wheeler out on the beach?
No. These vehicles are not allowed out on the beach. Please read City Code 10.32.030 for further information at https://www.codepublishing.com/WA/OceanShores/#!/OceanShores10/OceanShores1032.html#10.32