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    About Police

    The Bellevue Police Department serves a population of more than 145,000 in a 33-square mile area, with over 184 commissioned officers, along with 41 non-commission personnel. The department always welcomes feedback, which people can provide online. The department's policy manual is also available for viewing. 

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    Please fill out the Bellevue Police Community Feedback Form

    The Bellevue Police Department is here to serve you! Watch the below video to learn more about our role in the community, and how we can be of assistance to you.

    A Message from Interim Chief Wendell Shirley


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    Welcome to the Bellevue Police Department, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education, and support services possible. Our residents enjoy a low crime rate and an outstanding quality of life.

    To maintain this quality of life, our highly trained officers and professional staff use a combination of reactive and proactive methods to effectively and quickly respond to calls for service. To help reach our goal of a safe community, we partner with our caring community to identify problems early on and look for the best solution.

    With 185 commissioned employees and a total staff of 232, the Bellevue Police Department provides professional police services to all residents, businesses, and visitors of Bellevue, the fifth largest city in Washington. We strive to serve the community with respect, integrity, accountability, and service.

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    You can learn more about what we do here and obtain police services, including:

    You can also learn about career and volunteer opportunities in the Police Department. If you have an issue or concern affecting your neighborhood, you may contact the police captain for your area. 

    Sector Captains

    Do you have an issue affecting your neighborhood? Contact the sector captain for your area! A captain is assigned to each of three geographical sectors -- North, South, and West -- and is ultimately responsible for issues taking place in their sector. To identify the sector captain for your neighborhood, please refer to the sector captain map.

    Do not contact the sector captains to report crimes or incidents in progress. To report a crime, please call 9-1-1 for emergencies or NORCOM non-emergency at 425-577-5656.  You may also report many crimes online.

    Contact your Sector Captain

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    Captain Joe Nault
    West Sector

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    Captain Dave Sanabria South Sector

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    Captain Darryl McKinney North Sector










    Our Mission

    To provide a safe place to live, work, and visit through quality law enforcement practices delivered by dedicated professionals. We focus our efforts and resources to Reduce Crime, Reduce the Fear of Crime, and Enhance the Quality of Life for all who call Bellevue home.

    Guiding Principles

    Vision Statement

    We will strive to deliver the highest standard of police services to the public by working in partnership with the community, embracing diversity, building trust and embodying transparency.

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