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Mission of the Montesano Police Department

Through citizen partnerships and problem-solving, we will help build a stronger, more self-sufficient community- a community in which crime and disorder will not thrive.

About the Montesano Police Department

The Montesano Police Department consists of the Chief of Police, one Lieutenant, six patrol officers, an evidence custodian, a parking enforcement officer, and two police clerks.  The patrol officers and the police clerks are union-represented, civil service-tested positions.
Our department is committed to community-oriented policing, which we implement with programs such as crime prevention and  vacation checks.

The Montesano Police Department remains on the leading edge of technology and is committed to keeping its officers up-to-date with the most current equipment and training.  All officers are issued take home patrol cars if they live within a certain distance from Montesano.  Specialty assignments include Range Instructor, EVOC Instructor, Defensive Tactics, and Taser Instructor.   


If you would like the  Montesano Police Department to know when you are gone on vacation, let us know by downloading, printing and filling out the form at the link here.

Finger Printing

Fingerprinting for purposes other than criminal matters may take place during normal business hours. To obtain fingerprints, it will be necessary for you to provide fingerprint cards (except for the purpose of a concealed pistol license) and a picture ID. If you are not a resident of Montesano there is a $10.00 fee.


Community Policing Events

William Brookshire Bike Rodeo
Every June the Montesano Police Department teams up with the Montesano Community to hold the William Brookshire Bike Rodeo.  With safety in mind, every child that attend gets a new bike helmet, and other safety items along with the opportunity in riding through an obstacle course testing their bicycle safety.    If you are interested in donating to this great community outreach program contact the Montesano Police Department at 249-1031.
National Night Out
On the first Tuesday in August the Montesano Police Department joins forces with the community to make our city safer.   From the Night out in the Park to block parties the Montesano Police Department will stop by and be there for any group that would like ask questions or receive information on how to make their neighborhoods safer.   If you would like to sign up for this years National Night Out Block Party contact the Montesano Police Department at 249-1031.
Shop With A Cop
On the first Saturday in December, the Montesano Police Department joins with other law enforcement agencies in Grays Harbor County to participate in Shop With A Cop.   Under privileged children throughout Grays Harbor County are selected for a early morning breakfast with Santa Clause, before heading out for a police car parade through downtown Aberdeen en-route to Wal-Mart where they get $100 dollars to spend for an unexpected Christmas.  If you would like to volunteer or donate contact the Montesano Police Department at 249-1031

Contact Us

Contact Us
In the case of an Emergency please dial 911Vance_53-200x300

Main Office:

112 N Main Street
Montesano, WA  98563
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm - Closed from 1-2pm and on Holidays.

Non-Emergency Phone:
(360) 249-1031

Drug Tip Line: 
(360) 249-1032, ext. 222
FAX: (360) 249-5492
Poison Info Center:

Online Help

Quick Links

Our Youth

Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide and other Crises

Traffic Safety

??Link to the Bicycle Traffic Laws for Washington State.

Internet Safety

Crisis Numbers

Adult Protective Services                                                                      1-877-734-6277
After Hours CRISIS LINE:                                                                       1-800-685-6556

Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line                                                           1-800-562-1240

Help is Available: If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol or drugs, help is available.
Call the Alcohol/ Drug 24-Hour HelpLine for confidential, individual guidance for people with alcohol and other drug-related problems.
(Crisis intervention techniques and referral services are provided.)

Child Advocacy                                                                                               (360) 249-0005
Child Protective Services                                                                             (360) 537-4300 , ext. 1
CRISIS LINE                                                                                                     (360) 532-4357
After-Hours Crisis line                                                                                  1-800-685-6556
Beyond Survival - SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER                          888-626-2640

Gatekeepers                                                                                                           1-800-801-0060
Rape Crisis Hot Line                                                                                      (360) 538-2292; 1-800-986-1202
Red Cross                                                                                                              (360) 249-2341
Salvation Army                                                                                                  (360) 533-1062

Domestic Violence Shelter                                                                       (360) 538-0733
Friendship House                                                                                         (360) 533-2221
Union Gospel Mission                                                                                (360) 533-1064

Animal Control
The Montesano Police Department does not have a dedicated animal control officer.  If you have an animal problem that is an emergency you can contact 911 /  Non-Emergency:  533-8765.
The City of Montesano requires owners within the city limits to have their pets registered.
Impounded animals are taken to Grays Harbor Veterinary Clinic.
$10 unaltered  $7 altered
If you have questions regarding the City of Montesano Animal Ordinances contact the City Clerks Office
Lost or missing animal: 533-8765
Grays Harbor Veterinary Clinic: 249-4840
Lateral Police Officer: The Montesano Police Department is continuously recruiting for the position of Lateral Police Officer. There are some minimum requirements that must be met to be eligible for examination as a candidate for this position.  If interested in applying for this position please download and read the documents provided below to see if you are eligible for employment with the Montesano Police Department.

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