The Olympia Police Department is committed to the community and safe neighborhoods. School Resource Officers provide a regular presence in the schools in our communities and ensure safe roadways and walkways in and to our neighborhoods. The Department's Community Policing programs also focus resources on communication, neighborhood support, and public information keeping our citizens who live and work in Olympia connected, educated, and informed about community safety.
In the fall of 2017, Olympia voters passed a Public Safety Levy provided funding for a Neighborhood Liaison team that will work directly with neighborhood leaders to identify and resolve ongoing issues that impact safety and quality of life such as nuisance and abatement issues related to problem houses. This allows for a comprehensive community approach to community safety with a priority on neighborhoods and families.
The 2017 Public Safety Levy also provided funding for an additional Code Enforcement Officer that will work closely with the Police Department and neighborhoods to address community and safety concerns.