Bellingham Police Department

  • Agency: Bellingham Police Department
  • Address: 505 Grand Ave, Bellingham, 98225 WA
  • Chief: Todd Ramsay (Chief of Police)
Phone: 360-778-8800
Fax: 360-738-7322

Bellingham Police Department is located at 505 Grand Ave, Bellingham, 98225 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Todd Ramsay. The Bellingham Police Department phone number is 360-778-8800.

Bellingham Police Department News

Great photo Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC)!

What a great way to start a Monday...this cutie with Officer T. James. Thank you Diane for the great photo! Thank You Officer T. James for taking some time to show this little fella your patrol car!💙👌

Stop by the 🥓 station on your way to work or school for 🚲 to work day. Hempler Foods Group donated some yummy 🥓. Rocket Donuts provided some 🍩, and Woods Coffee donated the ☕️.

Guess what Friday, May 18th is??? Yep, Bike to Work and School Day! Once again Hempler Foods Group, Rocket Donuts, and Woods Coffee have generously donated some morning must haves for your commute! Stop by and see us in the front lot of the police station between 7 and 10! 🚴‍♂️🥓🍩☕💙

K9 Officer Kaiser receiving a First Class Commendation this morning for his life saving actions applying a tourniquet and quick clot gauze to a stabbing victim. When medics arrived on scene they said Officer Kaiser’s actions likely saved a life. Thank you Officer Kaiser!👏💙

Thank you The Bellingham Herald, especially David Rasbach, for this article.

Thank you 👮 Kingery for visiting and sharing a safety message with these 3 year olds at Bellingham Covenant Preschool!💙👏

Thanks Danielle for these great pics and the shout out to bike Officers Leighton and Leland! "Thank you to these officers who took the time to talk with the kiddos and show them their police car. What a wonderful experience. We love the Bellingham Police Department!"

For those gone but not forgotten on this Peace Officers Memorial Day... The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 21,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week. Designed by architect Davis Buckley, the Memorial sits on three acres of federal park land in an area of Washington, DC called Judiciary Square, the historic seat of our nation’s judicial branch of government. The Memorial grounds boast plush carpets of grass, nearly 60,000 plants and 128 trees. Each April, more than 10,000 daffodils bloom at the site, providing a burst of color for visitors. The Memorial’s central plaza features an intricate paving pattern and a bronze medallion with the Memorial Fund logo: a blue shield with a red rose draped across it. Bordering the Memorial’s beautifully landscaped park are the two tree-lined "pathways of remembrance" where the names of the fallen officers are engraved. Each of the pathway entrances is adorned with a powerful statuary grouping of an adult lion protecting its cubs. Sculpted by Raymond Kaskey, the bronze statues symbolize the protective role of law enforcement officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are hallmarks of those who serve and protect. A number of commemorative ceremonies are held at the Memorial each year, and the site is visited by nearly a quarter million people annually. The Memorial’s beauty and tranquility make it a special place for reflection, contemplation or just a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

From all of us at BPD.... we thank our mom's for their love and support. We know you worry about us as we pursue our dreams. To all of the mom's out there....we salute you! Thank you!

Our police Explorers did a service project today, helping out around the humane society. We had fun painting, weeding and cleaning! #commitedtocommunity #whatcomhumanesociety

Crosswalk emphasis today in City Center. Travel With Care👍💙

Happy Friday! Thank you to our community! Between your tips and some heads up police work we were able to identify suspects in two of our theft cases! We appreciate our community's willingness to help out. Thank you for being #committedtocommunity! Have a fun and safe weekend💙

Here's an example of how Crisis Intervention training applies to what Officers are doing everyday. Tonight, Bellingham Officers responded to a subject in crisis who jumped off of a pier into Bellingham Bay, then swam over and crawled into this large tire attached to the exterior of a tug boat, refusing to come out. Officers responded and with the assistance of the local coast guard station invested time in safely convincing the man to come out and accept help voluntarily without any physical force used. It's also an example of what makes working as an Officer interesting, you never know what the next call is or just where it might take you!

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. On May 4, two of our Honor Guard members traveled to Olympia for the Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. This ceremony happens every year as a kickoff for National Police Week. Our local ceremony honors Washington Peace Officers killed in the line of duty, and also celebrates Officers receiving the Medal of Honor. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.💙

It can be a challenge to celebrate the work our folks do...whether it is civilian or commissioned personnel. Most of our folks don't want the attention,and believe they are just doing their job. A little birdie shared a nugget with me this morning: " _________ is familiar with our community's resources and outreach programs for those in need. His interactions with citizens are rooted in customer service and mirror our agency's mission statement. For example, he exhausted all possibilities seeking shelter for a homeless woman and her 5 year old child who had left an abusive domestic relationship in ________ and were without housing for the night. As a last resort __________ transported them to a motel and paid for their lodging at his own expense." Thank you for being #committedtocommunity and doing your job. You know who you are and we appreciate your 💙

Bellingham residents, the patrol Sergeants wish to thank those citizens tonight who showed a lot of understanding when called about some significant delays in service lately due to a couple of calls that required multiple Officers to resolve in a safe manner. At one point tonight patrol was down 14 pending 911 calls with limited Officers available. These calls are triaged by order of severity/importance, but all of them are important to us. That being said, we wanted to point out some alternative strategies of reporting incidents that allow you some freedom of not waiting around for an Officer if you don't need or wish contact in person and allows you to conveniently report cold calls with no suspects (vehicle prowls, thefts, problems with homeless camps, drug house tips, traffic concerns, and many other options). Again thanks for your patience and we hope it helps you save time and any frustation as we all continue to work to meet your needs.

Come out to the Job Fair at Whatcom Community College before 2pm! Lt. Monson and Officer Sturlaugson are here to answer question about a career in law enforcement. If being a 👮 is not for you, check out our dispatch opportunities at the WhatComm table👍

This Saturday is shaping up to be a busy one! In the morning there is the Haggen to Haggen 5K, which starts at Sehome Haggen and ends at Meridian Haggen. From 3-5pm is the Procession of the Species from Lottie St to Maritime Heritage via Holly St. And finally that evening we are anticipating a large number of folks in the City Center area for Cinco De Mayo. We have extra Officers scheduled to be on foot during the evening hours, so if you see us out and about say hello! Please celebrate responsibly.💙

Thank you Officer Landry and Officer James, as well as the North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Chief who helped a citizen out yesterday!👏👏💙💙

The Bellingham Police Department will be conducting a distracted driving emphasis in the downtown area today. Travel with Care!

Women in Law Enforcement career fair at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien today from 10-2. There’s still time to get down here if you’re interested! There are demonstrations all day and around 30 agencies represented!!

Shout out to our Neighborhood Codes and Compliance Officer Schlaitzer and our awesome records specialists! Through their diligent work they were able to return this stolen bike back to its owner. Because the owner filed a report with a detailed description, we were able to trace it back to them even though they didn’t know the serial number. Great reminder to write down the details and specs, serial number, and take a photo of your bike. If it’s stolen REPORT IT! Here’s a link to our online reporting system:👏👏