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The mission of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is to protect life and property, to uphold rights and to help build stronger, more livable communities.

Core Values
Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Compassion

Welcome from Sheriff Paul A. Pastor

I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. We have been responsible for public safety in Pierce County since 1853. Today we are the second largest sheriff's agency in Washington State serving over 811,000 residents county wide including over 390,000 who reside in unincorporated county areas.

Since becoming your sheriff, I have had the privilege of meeting many of you in person at one of the many public meetings we hold each year. Whether in face-to-face meetings or on our monthly television program, 'The Sheriff's Report,' I try to keep you informed about issues of community safety.

I believe that members of the Sheriff's Department have a tremendous responsibility to you in the community.  And I believe that you have a tremendous responsibility as well. It is the responsibility of citizenship: the responsibility to be informed and involved in public life and civic culture.

I believe that your safety is a particularly vital issue. I urge you to get informed about this issue and involved in what your Sheriff's Department can do and is doing about it. You see, I believe that public safety is not a spectator sport. It is important that we are all informed and involved. The purpose of this website is to provide information and provide you with a window on who we are, what we are about and how you can engage with us to build a safer community for you and your family.

National Drug Take Back DayRx Dropbox

Unwanted and unused prescription drugs can be harmful to people and the environment. You can safely dispose of these medicines - including controlled substances - during the nationwide Drug "Take Back" Day on Saturday April 26th, 2014.

During this one-day event the Pierce County Sheriff's Department will be accepting unwanted or expired drugs - anonymously and free of charge - from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following collection sites:
  • Pierce County Sheriff’s Department South Hill Precinct, 271 John Bananola Way E., Puyallup
  • University Place Police Department, 3609 Market Place West Suite 201, University Place
  • Edgewood/Milton Police Department collection site, 2800 Milton Way, Milton in the Albertson’s parking lot.
  • Sprinker Rec Center Parking Lot, 14824 South C Street, Tacoma
  • Puyallup Police Department, 311 West Pioneer, Puyallup
  • Sumner Police Department Lobby, 1104 Market Street, Sumner
  • Gig Harbor City Hall Lobby, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor

For more information on National Drug Take Back Day and a list of collection sites outside of Pierce County please visit www.dea.gov 

Search and Rescue Conference2014 Search and Rescue Conference
May 9-11, 2014

Register Online

Note: Open only to search & rescue members and volunteers.

Contact Us

Sheriff Headquarters 

County-City Building
First Floor
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: (253) 798-7530
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