Firearm TrainingDispatch: 911, (360) 307-5844

Business Line: (360) 297-6333 (Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm)


Patrol Division

The patrol division is the uniformed division of the police department.  Uniformed officers are responsible for responding to emergency calls, calls for service, conducting investigations, traffic enforcement and to proactively fight crime and solve problems in the community. Our department's officers are certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.  We work hand-in-hand with our local law enforcement partners, primarily the Kitsap County Sheriff's Department, the Washington State Patrol and the FBI, when responding to and investigating crimes.

Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations is a plainclothes unit that ovsersees:

  • Forensic Services
  • Major Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Special Assault Investigations 


Special Teams:

  • Bicycle patrol
  • Search and rescue
  • Dive team
  • Water rescue
  • Firearms training team
  • Defensive tactics training team


Other Services Provided:

  • Notary
  • Fingerprinting
  • Firearms surrendering
  • Property-in-safekeeping return
  • Sex Offender tracking and registering

For the above-listed services, please call (360) 297-6333 for an appointment.

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Interested in Joining our Team?

The Port Gamble Police Department seeks to recruit the best candidates.  Here are the minimum hiring standards for our department:

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Proof of high school graduation or a certified GED
  • Physical Fitness (Entry-Level Candidates Only): 300 meter run in at least 71 seconds, at least 21 pushups (No time limit), at least 30 situps (1 min), 1.5 mile run/walk in less than 14:30.
  • Citizenship: US Citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Veterans: Must have been discharged under honorable circumstances (When applicable).
  • Driver's License: Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to being hired.
  • Criminal Record: An applicant's criminal record, including all arrests, prosecutions, deferred prosecutions, and non-conviction information will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.  The following examples will be disqualifying: (1) Any adult felony convictions, (2) Any misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity; (3) Any domestic violence conviction.
  • Traffic RecordAn applicant's driving record will be considered on a case-by-case basis within the past five years. The following examples will be disqualifying: (1) DUI, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, and/or Hit & Run within the past five years; (2) Suspension of your driver's license within the past 5 years.
  • Employment History: An applicant's employment history, including any terminations or leaving an employer in lieu of termination, will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • Financial: An applicant's credit history will be thoroughly assessed and pertinent decision-making issues may be grounds for disqualification.  Particular areas of concern include failure to pay income taxes and child support.
  • Professional Appearance: Applicants are expected to display a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • Lateral Applicants: At the time you are applying to this department, you must have at least 24 months of post-academy experience with full police powers and duties.  You must be eligible for a Washington State Peace Officer Certification (See the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's Website).  
  • All applicants must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, a pre-employment polygraph examination, medical examination and psychological examination.


Please see the Tribe's human resources page for current openings.

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