How does your department connect with your community?
  • Our department uses social media as well as in-person events.
  • As of today, the department has nearly 50,000 followers on Facebook, nearly 22,000 followers on Twitter, and nearly 8,500 followers on Instagram.
  • In 2019, we hosted numerous in-person events with our community ranging from Brown Bag with Blue in our junior high schools, to Coffee With a Cop, to National Night Out to Block Watch meetings, and our Citizen Academy just to name a few.

Some examples of our ongoing outreach efforts include:

Numerous public speaking engagements to share information about PPD and crime prevention

Apartment/Hotel Manager’s Network

CPTED reviews for residential and commercial property

Internship program with Pierce College Criminal Justice program

Pierce College Criminal Justice Advising events

Pierce College Women of Justice – support the event with volunteers and female PPD officers

Lowe’s Kids Build and Grow Workshop- cop car

Explorers fingerprinting for Scout meetings

National Drug & Alcohol Facts week- junior highs

Lock It or Lose It

YMCA Health Kids Day

Holiday Emphasis – South Hill Mall & Fred Meyer

PSD school tours

Puyallup Farmers’ Market


Block Watch

South Hill Mall Merchant Meetings

Brown Bag with Blue

Citizens’ Academy

Crime Prevention Regional Meetings

Kevin Hines Community Response to Teen Suicide Prevention

Lahar Evacuation Event

May the Fourth Be with You Safety Fair

Safety Rocks

Ferrucci Ignites the Future

Coffee with a Cop

Cones with Cops

Beards for Buddies

Tacoma Community College Volunteer Fair

Pierce College Toy Drive

Shop with a Cop

National Night Out

Puyallup Community Health Fair

Maplewood Safety Night

Vacation Home Checks


Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics Bagging for Bucks

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

University of Washington’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Safety Firearms Storage event

LEAD Puyallup host site

Puyallup Library Story Time with an officer

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1. Does your Use of Force Policy allow for “chokeholds” and “strangleholds”?
2. Does your Use of Force Policy require a warning before shooting?
3. What are your department Calls for Service, Arrest, and Use of Force statistics?
4. Does your Use of Force Policy require officers to exhaust all alternatives before shooting?
5. Does your Use of Force Policy ban shooting at moving vehicles?
6. Does your Use of Force Policy include a duty to intervene provision?
7. Does your Use of Force Policy require a "use of force continuum?"
8. Does your policy require comprehensive reporting?
9. Do your officers wear body cameras or have in-car cameras?
10. Is the Puyallup Police Department a State Accredited Agency?
11. How does your department connect with your community?
12. Does your department conduct training in de-escalation, crises intervention, and anti-bias training?
13. Does your department have a bias-based policing policy?
14. Does your department have a formal complaint policy?
15. What are the diversity statistics for the police department?