Calling 911
Call 9-1-1 to report a life-threatening or in progress crime that requires police, medical or fire assistance. For non-emergency or not in progress events, contact the local 24 hour non-emergency dispatch line at 253-287-4455 or toll free at 800-562-9800.

For further information on when and when not to call 9-1-1 visit WA State Department of Health website.  

South Sound 911 is the emergency communications for most residents and businesses in Pierce County. Questions about calling 9-1-1 can be answered by visiting their website.
Child Passenger Seat Program
Carseat laws
The Bonney Lake Police Department houses Cesi Velez who, under the direction of Chief Bryan Jeter and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), manages statewide Child Passenger Safety activities.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is a state agency dedicated to Target Zero the mission of eliminating collision injuries and deaths. The WTSC Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program is focused on injuries and deaths that involve children age 15 and younger.
See Washington's Child Restraint Law Information or visit

Domestic Violence Information
Domestic violence (DV) is not physical violence alone. DV is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Many types of abuses are considered DV. Physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, threats, stalking and cyber stalking are all DV abuses.

Crime-Victim-and-Witness-Rights-Resource-Guide-BLPD.pdf (Updated 05/2021)
Gun Safety
Improper possession, storage or handling of firearms can lead to property damage, injury or unintentional death. Gun safety rules and recommendations are intended to avoid accidental discharge or negligent discharge, or the consequences of firearm malfunctions.
Gun Safety Brochure.pdf
ID Theft Information
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your identity or personal information-such as name, driver's license or your Social Security number-without your permission to commit a crime or fraud. A resource guide has been added to assist you if you are victim along with tips to prevent identity theft.

For information on recovering from identity theft or fraud, please click here

Identity Theft Resource Guide 08-19.pdf
When An Officer Pulls You Over

If you see lights and sirens behind you     

    Immediately pull over to the nearest right-hand edge or curb of the roadway.
    Pull your car over as close as possible to the curb of the roadway and stay clear of any intersection.
    Stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has either passed or wait for the officer to approach your car.

If you are being pulled over and an officer is approaching your car

    Stay in your vehicle and keep your hands visible.
    If it is dark outside - turn on your interior vehicle light.
    Follow the directions of the police officer.
    Washington law requires drivers to show their license, registration and proof of insurance upon request from a police officer.
    Be honest with the police and ask for an explanation if something is unclear.
    Accepting a citation is not a admission of guilt and you will have the opportunity to contest the citation in court after the fact.

Why are you being stopped?

Police officers may stop a motorist for these reasons:
    Traffic Violations
    Probable cause to make an arrest
    Reasonable suspicion of criminal activity based on personal observations and information from other police officers, the police radio or a witness.
    Outstanding warrants.
    A police officer can also stop for minor infractions such as darkly tinted windows, inoperative equipment or failing to signal before a turn.

"Terry Stops" of Vehicles

A "Terry Stop" of vehicles are when an officer may stop vehicles for questions, if the officer reasonably suspects that the driver in the vehicle has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime. The officer is not required to have probable cause to arrest the individual at the time of contact, but may have reasonable suspicion that the individual is involved in criminal activity. Evidence obtained through a Terry Stop of a vehicle is acceptable as long as it was the result of a reasonable suspicion that a crime occurred.


False Alarms
The City of Bonney Lake finance department processes Fire Alarm permits for both city limit residents and businesses. Please see their page below for permits and false alarm information.
Security Alarms & Animal Licenses Page

Please review Bonney Lake Municipal Code 8.48 to get more information on false alarms.
Crime Information
Crime Statistics by Neighborhood

To obtain statistics about crime occurring in your neighborhood please use either or 
Water Safety
Swim Safe

Swim Safe

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Police Records
Police Administration

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Fingerprinting Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00 - 10:00am & 2:00 - 3:00pm

Public Safety Building
18421 Veterans Memorial DR E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Bonney Lake Police Department
18421 Veterans Memorial DR E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Phone: 253-863-2218

Fax: 253-863-2661

For emergencies dial 9-1-1

Dispatch/After-hours/Non-emergency: 253-287-4455