Aberdeen Police Department

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

Thank you @CanonUSA for our new cameras and working together with @MissingKids to keep kids safe! #TeamCanon #NCMEC

Officer Loren Neil gearing up for Career day at Central Park Elementary. Officer Neil got to spend time with the students, talking about Police work and students got to check out the police car with all of its flashing lights!

We received a call today telling us than an Aberdeen Woman received a phone solicitation that showed on her caller ID that is was the Aberdeen Police Department with a phone number of 360-533-1021. She knew that it was a scam call, because they were asking for her credit card and they could barely speak English. The Aberdeen Police Department would like to assure all of our citizens and community members that we do not solicit by phone. We would not ask for your credit card or any other personal information over the phone. We will not ask you for money or to pay fines or anything like that over the phone. We advise citizens to not give out any personal information when contacted by anyone over the phone. There are many types of phone scams occurring on a regular basis and you should protect your personal information. Contact your local police department if you have questions or concerns.

Wendy is one of our amazing 911 dispatchers and is currently battling cancer. If you are able to help, it is much appreciate.

Yesterday morning, the Aberdeen Police Department(APD) executed a search warrant at a Hoquiam location to search for evidence of child pornography. We were assisted by the Hoquiam Police Department and the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Detective Ian Polhemus from the SPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and his K-9 partner, Bear assisted with the search of the residence. Bear is a famous electronic sniffing K-9 that Det. Polhemus uses to search for electronic devices that may contain child pornography or other criminal activity. Bear is famous for his part in the Jared Fogle Case. Jared is the former Subway pitchman. Bear has been with Det. Polhemus since September of 2015. Det. Polhemus has over seven years working with ICAC and now continues that work with the help of his partner. These type of dogs have been very successful in detecting electronic devices that store criminal activity. The search warrant was served and the lone occupant of the residence was arrested on seperate charges. During the search, numerous electronic and video storage devices were located and are being processed to look for evidence. The investigation is still on-going

Congratulations to our newest Officer to graduate from academy, Tyler Wright! Welcome to the team Tyler!

Our hearts and thoughts are with the McCartney family and the Pierce County Sheriff's Office as they attempt to cope following the senseless and tragic death of Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney. Most of us here at the Aberdeen Police Department were fortunate to work next-door to Deputy McCartney while he was at the Hoquiam Police Department for six years. Deputy McCartney was fiercely dedicated to protecting those he served. We had the honor of having Deputy McCartney serving on the Aberdeen Regional Crisis Response Unit prior to moving to Pierce County. Deputy McCartney was a great police officer, but more importantly, he was an amazing father who was wholly dedicated to his wife and three young sons. Thank you for your service Dan.

Our newest Officer, Brandi Zieber, graduated from academy on Friday. She will be hitting the streets of Aberdeen shortly. Congratulations and welcome to Officer Zieber.

On 12/07/17 officers from the Aberdeen Police Department served a search warrant in the 800 block of Stewart St. Aberdeen, Wa. The search warrant was conducted as part of the ongoing investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation operations in the area. Three adult males were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail. 700+ Marijuana plants and the cultivation operation were seized during the warrant service. The investigation is ongoing and the Aberdeen Police Department would like to remind the public that these residences can be hazardous and to report any suspicious locations to your local law enforcement agency. The Aberdeen Police Department phone number is (360)533-3180

It is that time of year again. The cold weather is starting and vehicle windows are freezing over which requires warming your vehicle up before you drive. Every year during this type of weather, we have a rash of auto thefts from vehicles left running and not being locked. Sometimes these thefts happen in as little as a few minutes of vehilce being left unattended while running and not locked. The Aberdeen Police Department would like to remind all of our citizens to have a second key and lock your vehicle doors if you are going to let it run unattended to defrost.

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