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Police Department

The Cosmopolis Police Department is located on First Street. The Department now has an authorized strength of 5 sworn officers, several reserves and volunteers, and one support staff. They provide a wide range of protection and enforcement services.

The department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Key programs and services include:

  • Neighborhood Watch
  • School Resource Functions
  • 911 emergency response
  • Drug Enforcement
  • General Patrol Functions.

For emergency assistance, dial 911.

To register a complaint, or to ask for general police-related information:

  • 360-532-9237 during business hours
  • 360-533-8765 for after-hours, weekends, or holidays.

Cosmopolis Police Department Mission Statement:

The primary goal of the Police Department is protection of life and property, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminal perpetrators. The Department strives to provide the best possible police service to residents of Cosmopolis and to those who work, travel and shop here.

Chief's Message:

Welcome to the Cosmopolis Police Department’s website. The intent of our page is to present you with a more detailed view of the Cosmopolis Police Department and how we serve our community.

The Cosmopolis Police Department is an agency staffed with outstanding men and women serving the public’s safety and community needs of the citizens of Cosmopolis.

As your chief of police, it is an honor to work alongside the commissioned officers and my support staff in a beautiful, family-oriented, and supportive community. Thank you for partnering with us to make this happen.

Our agency consists of 5 full-time commissioned law enforcement officers, three reserve officers, one support staff, and one chaplain. We provide our community with public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We want our community to have strong relationships with us and a mutual trust to provide the highest level of professional service possible.

The City of Cosmopolis is a wonderful community, full of hardworking and caring citizens. As your chief of police, I will work hard to reduce crime in the city in order to improve the quality of life for all. Thank you for partnering with the Cosmopolis Police Department to make Cosmopolis a wonderful place to live, work, shop, and play while in Grays Harbor County.

Through community partnerships and problem solving, it is our mission to take a unified stance against crime, violence, disorder, and disregard for the law. We are committed to crime prevention and intervention activities. In cooperation with citizens, civic and business leaders, public and private agencies, churches, medical providers and schools, we will help build a stronger, more self-sufficient community. A community in which crime and disorder will not thrive.

Thank you for your interest in our department and the services that we provide. I look forward to working with you to keep Cosmopolis a great place to live, work, and play. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Cosmopolis Police Department, contact us at (360) 532-9237.

Heath Layman
Chief of Police

Become a Police Officer

Interested in becoming apart of the cosmopolis police force? Start by downloading an application and bring it by city hall or mail us at the information here.

Applications Accepted Until Further Notice

Security Patrol Request Form

Download our Security Patrol Request Form to request additional officer surveillance while away from home or other purposes when increased security is required.

Citizen Complaint Form

For more information on our Citizen Complaint form process, view our Citizen Complaint Form.