Sheriff

COVID-19 Related Service Modifications

In accordance with the Governor’s "Stay Home-Stay Healthy" Order, the following service modifications are in effect from March 24 until at least midnight on April 6, 2020:
- The public windows at our Headquarters, South Hill Precinct, Parkland-Spanaway Precinct, and Property Room will be closed.  Domestic violence order kiosks at these locations will not be accessible; all persons seeking a protection order/modification/termination/renewal or a civil standby will need to call the Court Clerk’s office at 253-798-8827.  All registered sex offenders needing to check in or update information, or who have question or concerns,   will need to call the Sheriff’s Department at 253-798-2362; all transient sex offenders are required to call this number on their next scheduled check-in day.
- Patrol deputies will handle calls for service over the phone when possible; if not possible, residents will be asked to meet deputies outside their residence or place of business.  The public is encouraged to use the Online Reporting system when appropriate for property crimes with no suspect information.
- Visitations at the Pierce County Jail are restricted and the public reception desk will be closed.  Family and friends of inmates can continue to post money on inmates’ accounts online at www.touchpaydirect.com or by phone at 1-866-232-1899.
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Mission


The mission of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is to protect life and property, uphold rights, and work in partnership to build strong, safe communities.

Core Values


Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Compassion

Welcome From Sheriff Paul A. Pastor


I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. We have been responsible for public safety in Pierce County since 1853. Today we are the second largest sheriff's agency in Washington State serving over 875,000 residents county wide including over 400,000 who reside in unincorporated county areas.
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Since becoming your sheriff, I have had the privilege of meeting many of you in person at one of the many public meetings we hold each year. Whether in face-to-face meetings or in my monthly newsletter, I try to keep you informed about issues of community safety.

I believe that members of the Sheriff's Department have a tremendous responsibility to you in the community. And I believe that you have a tremendous responsibility as well. It is the responsibility of citizenship: the responsibility to be informed and involved in public life and civic culture.

I believe that your safety is a particularly vital issue. I urge you to get informed about this issue and involved in what your Sheriff's Department can do and is doing about it. You see, I believe that public safety is not a spectator sport. It is important that we are all informed and involved. The purpose of this website is to provide information and provide you with a window on who we are, what we are about and how you can engage with us to build a safer community for you and your family.