Aberdeen Police Department

  • Agency: Aberdeen Police Department
  • Address: 200 E. Market, Aberdeen, 98520 WA
  • Chief: Bob Torgerson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 360-533-4100

Aberdeen Police Department is located at 200 E. Market, Aberdeen, 98520 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bob Torgerson. The Aberdeen Police Department phone number is 360-533-4100.

Aberdeen Police Department News

The Aberdeen Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying an assault suspect and accomplice that seriously injured a 52 YOA Aberdeen Man. On 10-20-17 at approximately 1920 hrs, Aberdeen Officers were dispatched to an assault complaint in the West alley behind the 200 Blk of North Washington Street. When officers arrived, they found the 52 YOA male on the ground with numerous injuries to his head. The victim was transported to Community Hospital and later life flighted to Tacoma due to his injuries. The victim was able to describe the suspect as a white male, 5-10, with a muscular build, short brown hair and wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans (Clean Shaven). The suspect was observed standing next to the victims wife's car. The victim states that he was distracted by a female standing by a maroon Lincoln Midsize car when he observed the male. The victim stated that the female described as only having straight jet black hair in her 30's or 40's came up to the victim and started accusing him of assaulting her. The victim states that's when his attention was taken from the male and he was struck in the head and fell to the ground. The 52 YO male victim suffered severe head trauma from this incident and the Aberdeen Police Department needs help locating his attacker. If you have any information, please contact Detective Weiss a t 360-533-3180 or email at jweiss@aberdeenwa.gov Thanks for your assistance. As always, its greatly appreciated.

The Aberdeen Police Department is looking for young adults, between the ages of 15 ½ to 20 years of age to join the Police Explorer Post. Explorers learn about law enforcement first hand through training and riding on patrol with officers. Explorers serve the department and community in a variety of ways, while developing a greater understanding of the criminal justice system. This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills that will help you whether or not you decide to pursue a law enforcement career. We have added a 3rd testing date of September 21st, 2017 at 5:00 PM. If interested in attending, please send your full name, date of birth and phone number to aberdeenpoliceexplorers@gmail.com by 1000AM on September 18th, 2017. You can also check out the Aberdeen Police Explores Post 13 Facebook page for more information.

The Aberdeen Police Department is looking for young adults, between the ages of 15 ½ to 20 years of age to join the Police Explorer Post. Explorers learn about law enforcement first hand through training and riding on patrol with officers. Explorers serve the department and community in a variety of ways, while developing a greater understanding of the criminal justice system. This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills that will help you whether or not you decide to pursue a law enforcement career. To sign up for the September testing process, please send an email to aberdeenpoliceexplorers@gmail.com. The email must include your full name, date of birth and phone number for contact. For further information, check out the Aberdeen Police Explorers Facebook Page @ Aberdeen Police Explorer Post #13

****THE COUPLE HAS BEEN LOCATED**** Thanks to all for your help! Help us find this missing couple. Call dispatch at 533-8765 with any information. Their family is very concerned about their whereabouts

This weekend our Explorers participated in the Oregon Law Enforcement Challenge at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR. There were 17 agencies represented and 181 Explorers participated. I am pleased to announce we brought home the following awards: 1st Place DV: Brendan King & Nadia Wirta 3rd Place DV: Tagg Meneeley & Josie Quintana 3rd Place Four Person High Risk Stop: Brendan King, Nadia Wirta, Brice Howard & Josie Quintana 3rd Place Marksman Shooting Team : Brendan King, Christian Reyes, Brice Howard & Tagg Meneeley Thanks to everyone who helped support our Explorers in getting us ready to go

This year 11 separate National Night Out groups gathered in Aberdeen. The groups ranged from small groups in yards to larger groups at churches. Activities included painting rocks, live bands, bouncy houses and LOTS of FOOD! The Aberdeen Police Department wishes to thank the Citizens of Aberdeen, Domino’s Pizza for donating pizza to most of the gatherings, Aberdeen Fire Department and the Aberdeen Police Explorers – who made sure that McGruff was out and about. Everyone made this a great evening.National Night Out is all about getting to know your neighbors and First Responders, to share information and ideas to make our community a safer place to live.

Every other year, The Federal Government holds a National Law Enforcement Leadership Academy for Law Enforcement Explorers throughout the United States. Brendan King was selected to attend one of the five nationwide academies this summer. Only 150 Explorers were selected nationwide. Brendan spent his week long training in Artesia, New Mexico. Brendan is only the second Explorer to ever attend a National Leadership Academy from our agency. The training gave Brendan an accelerated overview of various police techniques and strategies used throughout the nation.

There was a retirement reception at City Hall on 7-26-17 at 1400 hours to thank Chief Bob Torgerson for 13 plus years of service to the citizens of Aberdeen as the Chief of Police for the Aberdeen Police Department. Chief Torgerson has over 43 years of total service as a police officer, which is very much appreciatated. Chief Torgerson recieved several items to remember his time at the Aberdeen Police Department to include a wall hanging of a steer skull and horns that was signed by members of the police department. He also received a copy of the most recent department photo to remember the members of the police department that he served with.

Welcome to our newest Officer, Brandi Zieber. She started today and was sworn in by Deputy Chief Timmons

Our newest Corrections Officer, Dillon Mitchell, graduated academy last Friday. It was Chief Torgerson's final day in the office and the last recruit he will graduate.

Its almost time for NATIONAL NIGHT OUT! Mark your calendars and plan your block parties for AUGUST 1ST, 2017! Let us know where you are planning a get together and we will make a point to come by! Call the department at 533-3180 - we also have a limited number of banners you can borrow for your event.

Last night in front of the Mayor and City Council, Chief Torgerson swore in his final new Officer, Officer Forrest Gonzalez.

With the recent cougar sightings in the aberdeen area, we felt it necessary to get some information out about what to do if you encounter a cougar and how to stay safe. The following is information from the Department of Fish and Wildlife website. What to do if you encounter a cougar: 1.Stop, stand tall and don't run. Pick up small children. Don't run. A cougar's instinct is to chase. 2.Do not approach the animal, especially if it is near a kill or with kittens. 3.Try to appear larger than the cougar. Never take your eyes off the animal or turn your back. Do not crouch down or try to hide. 4.If the animal displays aggressive behavior, shout, wave your arms and throw rocks. The idea is to convince the cougar that you are not prey, but a potential danger. 5.If the cougar attacks, fight back aggressively and try to stay on your feet. Cougars have been driven away by people who have fought back. The Department of Fish and Wildlife responds to cougar and bear sightings when there is a threat to public safety or property. If it is an emergency, dial 911. If you experience a cougar or black bear problem, and it is not an emergency, contact the nearest regional Department of Fish and Wildlife office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In King County, the number to call is (425)775-1311. If you need to report a non-emergency problem when Department of Fish and Wildlife offices are closed, contact the Washington State Patrol or nearest law enforcement agency. For more information, check out their site at:http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/

Yesterday our newest recruit, Forrest Gonzalez, graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Forrest has always been a part of our family, as his father is also a current Officer, but we are now excited to welcome him as part of the team! Congratulations Forrest!

Chief Torgerson and School Resource Officer Bob Green got to go to Mrs. Duffy's class at Stevens School today and listen to the first grade students read The Easter Egg Hunt

Congratulations to George on his 20 year Department anniversary. He is one that can truly say he has been pounding the pavement for 20 years.

Happy Monday! Its a beautiful day in Aberdeen!

Yesterday at 1214 hours, a man approached a young girl at AJ West School. He had a cat with him and tried to get the young girl to go with him, but she fled. He is described as 5'09" to 5'10" tall wearing a red cap and white shirt. There was another incident on 5-17-17 about a block away with similar information. We are asking that anyone with information about these cases, please call 911 and report them to the Aberdeen Police Department. We need help identifying the person that is doing this.

Remember, as the weather starts to warm up to drink lots of water and stay hydrated!🌞

THANK YOU! On 05-14-17 at 2023 hrs, an Aberdeen Officer was dispatched to a sex offense that had occurred earlier in the day. After talking with the victims mother, Quest Cottrell was identified as the suspect as he is known by the victims family. An attempt to locate for Quest Cottrell was put out over social media. On 05-16-17, A tip came in from a caller that Cottrell was seen walking on US 101 near walker Road. A deputy contacted the subject and identified him as Cottrell. Cottrell was arrested without incident and taken to the Aberdeen Police Department Jail. Cottrell has since been charged in the Grays Harbor County District Court for Child Molestation in the First Degree and being held on $100,000 bail. Cottrell is a level 2 sex offender from a prior Rape of a child conviction in Grays Harbor County. The Aberdeen Police Department wants to thank the media and the citizens of Grays Harbor County for helping us catch Cottrell. The Aberdeen Police Department Facebook page received 64,139 views and 1000 shares.

*****SUBJECT HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS IN CUSTODY***** The Aberdeen Police Department is looking to locate Quest Cottrell. Cottrell is a suspect in a sex offense that occurred this past weekend. Cottrell is also a level 2 registered sex offender. If you know his whereabouts please call 911

Sergeant Wagonblast and a few other Officers stopped by this young ladies stand for a few refreshments over the weekend.

Its time for the 2nd Annual Aberdeen Police Explorer Golf Tournament Where: Highland Golf Course (Cosmopolis, WA) When: June 17th, 2017 Time: Shotgun start at 8am Cost: $60 per player (Highland Members Only $30) Format: 4-Man Scramble w/ Field Contests & Lunch *** Please Self-Reserve Your Power Cart as only a limited amount are available by contacting Highlands Golf Course directly at 360-612-3432**** Please contact Brendan King 360-589-4912 or email jweiss@aberdeenwa.gov for any additional information, questions, etc… Please mail team members names and phone numbers with payment to: PO BOX 232 Cosmopolis, WA 98537 to secure your spot All proceeds go to the Aberdeen Police Explorer Program to assist in funding for the annual Law Enforcement Challenge held in Oregon and additional equipment for events Explorers are involved in.

Congratulations and welcome to our newest hire, Kyle Hoffman. Welcome to the team Kyle!