The Puyallup Police Department Professional Services Unit is led by a Captain who oversees the functions of Problem Oriented Policing, the City of Puyallup Jail, Police Records and Support Services, Training, Internal Affairs, PIO, Explorers and Animal Control.
Captain Scott Engle
Professional Services Division
The Puyallup Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP Unit) was formed to provide a proactive approach to fighting crime within our city. As part of this approach, the department is looking at ways to prevent and abate crime. We believe that an effective way to achieve this goal is to work in partnership with our citizens to create a safe place to live, work and play.
The POP Unit is comprised of police officers, a parking enforcement specialist and citizen volunteers. The unit seeks to establish partnerships within the community in an effort to identify and provide creative and innovative solutions to community concerns. These issues may include, but are not limited to, traffic emphasis, parking complaints, auto thefts and prowls and personal, child, auto and home safety issues.
The Problem Oriented Policing Unit helps to provide resources and assistance to all citizens with a goal of creating a healthier overall community.
The City of Puyallup Jail was built in 1968. In 1991 the facility was updated, and in 1993 the entire Police Department and Jail went through a major remodel which included the addition of a vehicle sally port, recreation area and additional office space.
The jail operates as a 52-prisoner (9 females and 43 males) misdemeanor correctional facility. In addition to Puyallup offenders, the facility is often used by other local law enforcement agencies.
The Professional Services Division oversees the records division and other support functions behind the scenes at Puyallup Police Department.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC 139-05-300) requires that every peace officer certified under RCW43.101.095 complete a minimum of twenty-four hours of in-service training annually. Washington State and the Puyallup Police Department maintain that continuing education and training is the cornerstone for a successful career as a Peace Officer in providing effective SERVICE to citizens. Puyallup Police Department employs a full-time Administrative Secretary/Training Coordinator to ensure that this mandate is met each year for our officers. This is accomplished across all divisions and through partnerships with outside vendors.
Contact the training unit:
Administrative Secretary/Training Coordinator