The Anacortes Police Department is located at 1218 24th Street. We serve approximately 18,000 residents over about 15 square miles on Fidalgo Island in Skagit County Washington. APD provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week patrol and emergency response service. Our office is staffed five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Under the direction of Chief of Police John Small, the Department is divided into three sections; Patrol, Detectives and Administration.
When fully-staffed, there are 27 commissioned employees and 7 non-commissioned employees working for the department.
Our Mission Statement
To contribute to the overall improvement of the quality of life in the City of Anacortes, through reducing danger from criminal activity and improving community well being, by identifying those who are most in need of our help and providing assistance, and by working in partnership with members of the community to achieve our common goals.
Ensuring public safety; Earning public trust
Our Core Values
- Service: Being aware of those who need law enforcement assistance and meeting or exceeding their expectations for service
- Excellence: Being clear about and striving to achieve high standards of performance in all aspects of our work
- Integrity: Committing ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner
- Courage: Having the mental and moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty
- Professional: Adhering to principles and standards that comprise the best practices of police work
- To report an emergency, please call 911.
- For a non-emergency police related call, please call 360-428-3211.