Chief Mike Zaro (253) 830-5000 • Fax (253) 830-5069 •
Station address: 9401 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499; Phone: (253) 830-5000

Visit the link below for information on the South Sound 911 project that the Lakewood Police Department is participating in...

Click here  for the second updated press release on the DV homicide in Lakewood that occurred on 11-13-13.

Lakewood PD receives an award of protective vests for canines.

Click here  for press release.

Your car may be a deathtrap!

Never, never leave your dog or cat in a parked car during the hot summer days- not even for a short trip to the store. The build up of heat inside your car can kill your pet very quickly. On an average summer day the temperature inside your car can reach an unbearable 160 degrees in the sun. Even if you leave your windows cracked a little, your dog or cat can die of heat prostration within a very short time. Even if your pet survives the hot car, he or she could easily suffer unseen brain damage.

Dogs and cats don’t sweat the same way people sweat. An animal’s lungs are its main cooling system. When your pet has only overheated air to breath, he or she can’t live very long. Remember, shaded parking areas, open windows and air conditioned cars with motors off won’t work (illegal to leave your car running). If you love your pet, leave it home.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

by Mario on May 3, 2010

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”