Ferndale Crime Map

Click the picture or the link above to access our interactive GIS map of police calls in the area.

For more information about this tool, please call GIS Specialist Brenna Sterling-Borgognoni at (360) 685-2371.

For more information about police activity in your area, please contact the Ferndale Police Department at (360) 384-3390.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If there is a marker, does this mean they were arrested?

    Not necessarily.  All calls to our 911 call center are logged regardless if they ended with an arrest.

  • How can I find out more about a specific crime?

    To find out more information about a particular incident, please contact the Ferndale Police Department at 360-384-3390.

  • What does the City/ PD do with this information?

    This is part of the City and Ferndale Police Department’s efforts towards better transparency and our commitment to public information. The Police Department also uses this information to spot crime hotspots that can be addressed with additional patrols, speed traps or road changes.

  • I know that a crime happened, but it’s not shown. Why?

    It may currently be under investigation or it may be too recent to appear on the map. To find out more information about a particular incident, please contact the Ferndale Police Department at 360-384-3390.

  • Why are there some dots outside the City limits?

    Crime knows no bounds.

  • Why are there so many dots on streets?

    We conduct lots of traffic stops. Remember to be safe out there!

  • What does “Suspicious Circumstance” mean? What sorts of crimes might be involved?

    An incident logged as suspicious is one where there is no direct evidence an actual crime occurred, but there was enough there to document that either some sort of crime either may have been committed or something suspicious may have occurred.  Examples include a missing person report, prowler, welfare, security check or suspicious vehicle.

  • What does “Quality of Life” mean? What sorts of crimes might be involved?

    Public offenses or general actions or behaviors that are considered a threat to an individual’s sense of personal safety and diminish the quality of life in the area, such as a death investigation, assisting agency, message delivery, overdose, abandoned vehicle, or traffic problem.

  • How often do you update this?

    Crime map updates are planned to occur on a quarterly basis.

  • Why is the crime map not displaying correctly? Why am I getting error messages?

    When we perform updates on the crime mapper the entire application is rewritten and your browser is probably looking for links that may no longer exist. Try deleting your browser cache.  Make sure to delete browsing history and cached images and files.

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