Ferndale Police Department
“Stronger Community Together”
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.
Although we are not currently hiring officers, we are accepting applications for Lateral Entry patrol officer. Send your resume to Lieutenant Matt Huffman, PO Box 1257, Ferndale WA 98248, or drop it off at the Police Department at 2220 Main Street.
Entry level applicants, please go to www.publicsafetytesting.com to begin the application process.
2019 Entry Level hiring lists is posted here.
The Ferndale Police Department issues State of Washington Concealed Pistol Licenses and Dealer Licenses to eligible residents and non-residents who are hunting or participating in trade shows or shooting events while visiting Washington. Click here for details.
Got questions about Initiative 1639, the new gun laws taking effect July 1, 2019? The Washington State Attorney General’s office has a very informative FAQ at this link.
Fingerprinting is done by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Our fee is $12.00 for Ferndale residents and Ferndale School District employees and volunteers, and $17.00 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.
Fingerprinting for concealed pistol licenses is done outside of the above hours and will be scheduled when you submit your CPL application.
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.
We have an on-line auction coming up, October 28 – November 7, 2019, of surplus radio equipment (amplifier, transceiver and pandapter.) You must pre-register to participate in the auction; do so at www.govdeals.com and search for area code 98248. Please share this with your HF, general license and amateur radio enthusiasts!
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.