History & Mission

Philosophy of Service

Over the past several years, incorporations and annexations have significantly changed the delivery of police service. Due to these changes, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department has changed its philosophy of providing police services to the citizens of Pierce County.

New City Formation

Many areas, such as University Place and Edgewood, already had strong community identity and decided to form their own cities. With the formation of these new cities and the enormous costs involved in starting a new police department, the Sheriff's Department realized the need to provide law enforcement services to these cities on a contract basis.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Contract Unit at (253) 798-3430.