Messages from the Chief
Interim Police Chief Aaron Jelcick has recently sent out several messages to the community. You can read each below.
The mission of the Olympia Police Department is to consistently earn the trust of the residents and visitors in our community. We accomplish this through a team approach to proactive policing, corrections, community education and support services.
We are recognized as being compassionate, respectful, highly-trained, innovative and as people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the City of Olympia.
Explore the Olympia Police Department budget
The Police budget is broken down into two primary areas - Administrative Services and Operations.
Administrative Services is responsible for the law enforcement records management, evidence, technology, community outreach, Familiar Faces, the Crisis response Teams, policy, corrections, and Department finances.
Operations is responsible for the police patrol program, the detective unit, hiring and training, community policing, neighborhood officers, walking patrol, K9, school resource, and traffic officers.
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