News and Notifications

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Daily Activity Summaries

The daily activity summary is a brief list of case reports written by OPD officers. Traffic tickets, reports written by other police agencies and routine police activities requiring no official documentation are not included in the Summaries.

Being arrested does not mean that a person is guilty of the charge(s) listed and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Charges listed are initial offenses referred by the officer at the time of arrest. The Prosecutor decides if charges will be filed in court, and if so, what those charges will be. Request a copy of the police report for more information about a specific case.

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Current OPD and Public Safety News

Service Changes

Vehicle Lock-Outs - OPD is no longer sending an officer to assist motorists with vehicle lock-outs, unless one of the two following conditions is present: either 1) someone is locked inside a vehicle and is unable to get out; or 2) an animal is locked inside a vehicle under conditions where its life is threatened if it is not removed quickly. If you have locked your keys in your vehicle in any other circumstance, you will need to contact a locksmith or tow service to assist you in gaining entry to your vehicle.

Lost Property - OPD no longer sends officers to take lost property reports. If you wish to report lost property, you can still do so by calling the non-emergency dispatch number (704-2740) between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM daily.

OPD Firing Range no longer open to the public - OPD regrets that increased use by regional law enforcement agencies has made it necessary to close our firing range to use by the general public. Area shooters are encouraged to contact one of the private ranges in the area for shooter safety and range services.

Help Clean Up Graffiti - The best defense against graffiti is to take away the offender's satisfaction of public display. To do that, prompt removal is required, but it's a community effort. If we all work together to remove graffiti, our community will look better and we will discourage the problem in the future. We've put together some suggestions on what we can be doing together to combat graffiti and other vandalism. To see what you can do, visit the City's graffiti page.

Vacation Checks Available - The Olympia Police Department Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) offer a vacation check program to the residents of Olympia. This program allows residents to request that VIPS conduct low-level security security checks of their homes while they are away.

Residents wishing to use this service must appear in person at the Olympia Police Department front office during regular business hours (Mon-Fri/8 AM - 5 PM) and complete an application.