Ferndale Police Department
It is our mission to protect life and property and to provide extraordinary public service to our growing residential, business and industrial population. All of our employees strive each day to accomplish our mission. The Police Department works closely and collaboratively with our community in maintaining the high quality of life enjoyed by the residents of one of Washington’s most attractive rural cities.
If you need a Ferndale police officer for any reason, call 9-1-1. Yes, we know this goes against everything you’ve been taught, but in Whatcom County our dispatch center has asked that we do it this way. They just request that you let the call receiver know right away if your call is a non-emergency or emergency call, so that they can prioritize their calls.
We are currently accepting applications for a Lateral Entry patrol officer. Learn how to apply, current salary and benefits, qualifications and standard, as well as how and where to apply for entry level patrol officer.
Fingerprinting is done by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Our fee is $12.00 per card for Ferndale residents and Ferndale School District employees and volunteers, and $15.00 for non-residents. We accept cash or checks only, no debit or credit cards. Please call the office at 360-384-3390 extension 0 to schedule an appointment.
Property and Evidence
Our cutting-edge Property and Evidence Division handles everything from processing crime scenes and serving search warrants to impounding found bicycles, arranging on-line auctions of unclaimed property, to inventorying and organizing over 4000 pieces of property. If you are missing a piece of property, call or email our office to see if it’s been turned in. And if you’ve found an item, please turn it in so we can try to reunite it with its owner.
In Whatcom County, any time you need a police officer, for any reason, dial 911. Tell the call receiver immediately if it is a non-emergency or emergency call. If you are outside Whatcom County, dial 1-360-676-6911 to reach Police Dispatch.
To reach office and administrative staff, dial 360-384-3390 x 0. The phone is manned during regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, so please do not leave a message after hours expecting an immediate response. If you need an officer, dial 911.
Our general email address is email@example.com. As with the phones, this is not manned 24 hours and will only be responded to during regular business hours.