Police

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Fingerprints
  2. How do I get Copies of an Accident Report or Police Report?
  3. Concealed Pistol Licenses
  4. Dog Regulations
  5. Vacation Checks
  6. Criminal History and Records Checks
  7. Property/Evidence Request
  8. Bicycle Tags and Found/Recovered Bicycles
  9. Registered Sex Offenders
  10. Employment Opportunities
  11. Child Safety Seats and Seatbelts
  12. What do I do if I think that I'm a Victim of Identity Theft?
  13. After Hours Business Number and 911 Information

Fingerprinting:

Fingerprinting is done by appointment only each Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please call the office at 360-855-0111 to set up an appointment. Valid photo identification such as a passport, driver’s license or state-issued ID card is required. Cost is as follows:

  • 1 or 2 cards is $10.00
  • Each additional card is $5.00

How do I get Copies of an Accident Report or Police Report?

To obtain a copy of an Accident Report, please call 360-855-0111 to find out if the report is available to pick up. To obtain a copy of any other type of Police Report, please fill out a Request for Public Records Form at the Sedro-Woolley Police Department. You will be notified by phone when your report is available to be picked up.

Charges for any type of report are as follows:

  • The first 5 pages are free of charge
  • Any additional pages are $0.15 per page
  • A Photo CD is an additional $5.00 charge (if applicable)
Concealed Pistol License:
(for residents within the city limits of Sedro-Woolley only)

To obtain an Original Concealed Pistol License, please contact our Records Division in person on Tuesday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2:00 pm to 4:30pm. Renewing a Concealed Pistol License can be done anytime during our regular business hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We ask that you bring valid identification with current address information. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to fill out the required application and complete a fingerprint card. Fees for all Concealed Pistol Licenses are to be paid at the time of application, and are not refundable.

Fees are as follows:

  • Original Application = $48.00
  • Renewal = $32.00
  • Late Renewal (within 10 days) = $42.00
  • Replacement = $10

Dog Regulations:

The Sedro-Woolley animal control ordinance is intended to be owner-friendly. To make it easier for the City to keep the streets enjoyable and the dogs safe, here are some helpful guidelines for dog owners:

  • A dog license is required if your dog is over four months old. (This is also the recommended age for your dog’s first rabies vaccination, which can only be administered by a vet.) Dog tags are free, and the owner (over 18 years of age) must present a current rabies vaccination certificate at the time of registration. You may obtain a free license for your dog at the Sedro-Woolley Police Department, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • It is illegal ($150 fine) to permit your dog to be "at large". " Dog at Large" means to be off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner or of an authorized person over 12 years of age, either by leash or otherwise.
  • City residents may keep a maximum of four dogs over four months of age.
  • Please keep our city clean and our dogs healthy by cleaning up after your dog ($150 fine).

Please refer to Sedro-Woolley Municipal Code Title 6-Animals for more information.

Vacation Checks:

(For residents within the city limits of Sedro-Woolley only)

To obtain a vacation check, please submit a Vacation Check Form to the Sedro-Woolley Police Department, 325 Metcalf Street. Vacation checks are done by retired senior volunteers. While you are away, your residence will be checked by our volunteers, noting any unusual conditions and inspecting the premise of your home during your absence. There is no charge for this service. However, if you would like to make a donation to the Sedro-Woolley Police Department, we continue to show our appreciation to our senior volunteers with supplies, luncheons, awards, etc.

Criminal History and Records Checks:

For a Criminal History Check (usually state-wide) we refer people to the WATCH Program by the Washington State Patrol. They can be reached by calling our local WSP office at 360-757-8907, or online at https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch.

Property/Evidence request:

All property and evidence requests need to go through the Evidence Tech at the Sedro-Woolley Police Department. Anyone having questions and/or needing property or evidence released should call the Sedro-Woolley Police Department and ask for the Evidence Tech. The Evidence Tech will determine if the property is eligible for release, and will then arrange for an appointment. If the Evidence Tech is not available, please leave a phone number and message so that they can return your call.  There is no charge for this service.

Found/Recovered Bicycles:
(For residents within the city limits of Sedro-Woolley only)

Registration stickers are available at the Sedro-Woolley Police Department front desk, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. We encourage residents to come in and register their bicycles. In the event your bicycle is found or recovered, the Police Department will contact the registered owner of the bicycle and make arrangements to return it. Citizens are welcome to inquire at the Sedro-Woolley Police Department for missing or stolen bicycles that are not registered. There is no charge to register your bicycle.

Employment Opportunities:

The Sedro-Woolley Police Department uses PublicSafetyTesting.com to hire police officers. You may apply at anytime, whether there are current openings or not. For test dates, locations and to apply, visit www.publicsafetytesting.com or call 1-866-HIRE911. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Check the City of Sedro-Woolley Employment Page on this website for current openings.

Child Safety Seats/Seatbelts:

Infants ride rear-facing in an infant or convertible car seat until they are at least one year of age AND at least 20 lbs. Never place a rear-facing child in front of an active passenger air bag. Children at least one year and at least 20 lbs. ride in forward-facing car seats until:

  • They reach the seat's upper weight limit OR
  • Shoulders are above top harness slots OR
  • Ears are above back of seat shell OR
  • They reach 40 lbs.
For young, tall children, weighing less than 40 lbs., look for a seat with higher harness slots and a harness that can be removed when the child reaches 40 lbs. Children 40-80 lbs. should always use a booster seat.

Effective June 1, 2007, children less than 8 years old must be restrained in child restraint systems, unless the child is 4'-9" or taller. Children over 8 years old or over 4'-9" tall must be properly restrained with the motor vehicle safety belt or an appropriately fitting child restraint system. Children under 13 years old must be transported in rear seats where it is practical to do so.

What do I do if I think that I'm a Victim of Identity Theft?

If you are a victim of a vehicle prowl, theft or burglary you may become a victim of Identity Theft. You should IMMEDIATELY notify the three credit bureaus to put your credit history on "Fraud Alert". This could save you from many hours of trying to clear up financial matters. Here are the three credit bureaus:

NameWebsitePhone
Equifax
800-525-6285
Experian
800-397-3742
TransUnion
800-680-7289

You can also go to www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data/idt.shtm or call 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261.

After hours business number/911 information:

To speak with an officer after business hours, please call the non-emergency phone number: (360) 428-3211

Emergency response call 9-1-1