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Department Overview

The Ocean Shores Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mike Styner, currently has twelve commissioned officers and one full time administrative records clerk. The Department consists of a Chief, Deputy Chief, a Detective, four Sergeants and five Patrol Officers plus Reserve Officers. These individuals are responsible for providing law enforcement services, but more importantly, helping to maintain the quality of life, for the 5000 full time Ocean Shores residents and 3 million visitors each year.

The Police Department is responsible for servicing the 9.3 square miles that make up Ocean Shores as well as 6 miles of adjacent ocean beach. Utilizing four wheel drive vehicles, officers provide service to the community as patrol officers, detectives, marine and bicycle patrol officers, Special Operations Team members, hostage negotiators as well as Surf Rescue and Dive Team members. In addition to vehicle patrol on land, the Marine Patrol Unit provides fresh water law enforcement services to the 26 miles of interconnected canals and lakes that make up Ocean Shores. The Surf Rescue Team is the only full time, police rescue team, dedicated to open water surf rescues and recoveries in the state of Washington. A newly formed Dive Team provides a specialty function within the Surf Rescue Team.

The Community Oriented Policing style of the department is exemplified with its volunteer Crime Watch Program. This program is made up with seventy volunteers, many of them retirees, who supplement the regular officers by conducting vacation checks of residences, staffing a beach information vehicle, assisting Marine Patrol Officers, performing nighttime business checks and providing office support.

The Police Department provides several community education programs. D.A.R.E., BEST, Bus Safety, Boating Safety and a Citizens Academy are the most notable of these programs.

"Partners with the Community"

577 Point Brown Ave NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

Office- Non-Emergency (360) 289-3331

Non Emergency request for officer (360) 533-8765

Fax (360) 289-3333

Emergency Dial


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