Youth Emergency Services

Welcome to the website of the Ferndale Police Department

In order to improve our service to the public, we have expanded our office hours. The front office is now open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.  As always, our officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year round, and can be reached by dialing 9-1-1 (yes, even for non-emergency calls!)

Our new police chief is Kevin Turner, formerly Chief of Police for Grantsville, Utah. Chief Turner joined us in early February, and in May completed the Washington State equivalency training at the Criminal Justice Training Institute. We are enjoying getting to know him, and hope to have a message from him for the community posted here in the near future.

Please spend some time exploring our website and its many informative and useful features, including tips on preparing your home and family to survive a natural disaster or other emergency. You may also use this website to find out about police activity in your neighborhood or download forms for a Concealed Pistol License or security check of your home or business while you are out of town. Feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any of these areas.


 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 work hard 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.

Messages left at our office number or sent to our general email address
are only received during regular business hours.
If you need an officer for any reason at any time, dial 9-1-1.

If calling from outside Whatcom County,
dial 360-676-6911 to reach our dispatch center.

Ferndale Police Department
2220 Main Street
P.O. Box 1257
Ferndale, WA 98248
Office Phone 360-384-3390
Fax 360-384-3345
NEW Office Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Click here for a list of voice mail extensions

If you need an officer, dial 9-1-1 for both
routine and emergency situations!

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
investigates more than 400 violations of criminal law,
ranging from child exploitation to transnational gangs.
Report suspicious activity to Homeland Security Investigations at the above link.