The Ocean Shores Police Department is made up of a Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Administrative Assistant, four Sergeants, seven Patrol Officers, 2 Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officers, Records Clerk, and an Evidence Technician. The Department also operates a Marine Patrol Division.
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.
MEET THE NEW FACES OF THE OCEAN SHORES MARINE PATROL TEAM
It is the time of year where Ocean Shores Police Department is out conducting boat inspections, enforcing boating rules, and showing a presence in our waterways. As of May 2023, Sergeant Fode and Officer Balagot both obtained their Basic Marine Law Enforcement certifications through the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in order to become certified Marine Patrol Officers with our department. Be on the lookout for them and be sure to say hello when you see them out this summer!
Meet our Staff
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.
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: email@example.com 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. For original CPL applicants, call the Ocean Shores Police Department to make an appointment to be fingerprinted. We are only fingerprinting by appointment.
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
HOW DO I REPORT A VIOLATION OF COVID19 EXECUTIVE ORDERS?
The City of Ocean Shores has a PDF that can be filled out and submitted electronically. To submit Violations please go to the following site and following the instructions. https://oceanshores.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/57443