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


The Lakewood Police Department is one of the largest departments in the State of Washington. To successfully counter crime challenges, the Department operates a large array of programs and employs modern technology to expand its reach and efficiency. Lakewood offers all of the services and opportunities of “big” departments, while maintaining focus on employee development and commitment to citizens. The result is a department that is flexible and efficient and best able to meet the needs of Lakewood, a diverse community of nearly 60,000 people with all of the public safety challenges of larger, urban communities

The Mission of the Lakewood Police Department is to:

  • Protect life and property
  • Reduce Crime
  • Build better communities
  • Respect and protect individual rights
  • Enforce the laws of Lakewood and the state of Washington

The Public Safety Department is made up of ten units of basic policing from Patrol to Traffic and dozens of special units forming the structure of policing in Lakewood, including K-9s. The core values of the department are:

  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Teamwork
  • Competence
  • Courage and Respect
Lakewood Police Unmanned Aerial Vehicle reports:

Each month the Lakewood Police Department posts its monthly usage reports for its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

2017 Reports
2018 Reports