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C.O.P.

Community Oriented Policing

     
Ocean Shores Police Department is
an Official Certifying Organization for

What is Community Policing?

Community Policing is an alternative method of policing, where the police department joins forces with the community, as partners, to fight crime and problems.

Community Policing solicits input from the community's citizens and businesses to determine what neighborhood and area problems are.

Community Policing is a means of keeping citizens informed and for citizens to keep the police informed.

Community Policing operates by combating crime and problems in smaller groupings, the neighborhoods.

Community Policing stretches itself to be an attitude and mind set which differs from traditional policing. It is proactive rather than reactive.

Community Policing allows the officer, on the beat, to work on and solve problems without worrying about the bureaucracy of the system. The officer has the responsibility and authority to carry out his/her duties.

Community Policing teaches citizens how to guard themselves from becoming victims of crime, through Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention programs.

Community Policing facilitates citizens becoming acquainted with and watching out for each other.

It is our priority to work with our citizens in order to make the community of Ocean Shores a safe place to work, live, and play.

OUR MISSION

It is the mission of the Ocean Shores Police Department to serve the public by providing assistance, coordination, and the delivery of law enforcement and support services for the safety and protection of people and property.

OUR VALUES

The Ocean Shores Police Department has been entrusted with duties and responsibilities to assist, preserve and defend people and their property and to maintain social order. This public trust mandates that all members exemplify the highest standard of conduct while on and off duty. Department members shall adhere to and uphold all laws and serve the public in an ethical, courteous, impartial, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.

WE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK!

Please complete our online survey, so we know how we are doing and what you feel we can do better. If you have any concerns with your neighborhood, please contact us to discuss it. If we don't know what's wrong, we can't assist you in fixing it.

OTHER COP ACTIVITIES

We also perform other functions to maintain our community policing commitment to the community. Those programs cover such topics as D.A.R.E. in our schools, the Volunteer Crime Watch program, Safe Boating Patrol and Education, Bicycle Safety Program, Police Citizen's Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and other crime prevention presentations offered throughout the year.

REFERENCE PHONE NUMBERS

Police Emergency

911

Fire Department

289-3611

Police/Fire Non-Emergency

533-8765

Building Permits

289-2754

OS Police Business Number

289-3331

Grays Harbor Community Hospital

537-5000

Police FAX

289-3333

County Sheriff

532-3284

Chamber of Commerce

289-2451

Coast Guard

268-0121

City of Ocean Shores

289-3099

Crisis Line

532-4357

Municipal Court

289-2486

Poison Center

800-222-1222

Finance

289-2488

State Patrol - Emergency Only

800-283-7808

Water Utility Billing

289-2487

Grays Harbor College

532-9020

Library

289-3919

Alcoholics Anonymous

532-2691

Public Works

289-5949

Narcotics Anonymous

532-0663

Street Dept

289-2824

Child Protective Services (CPS)

537-4300

Sewer Dept

289-2388

Parent Effectiveness Classes

533-5100

Water Dept

289-4210

PAWS

533-0098

Community Development

289-2754

Social Security Office

800-772-1213


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