• About Police

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    Bellevue Police Officers

    The Bellevue Police Department serves a population of more than 145,000 in a 33-square mile area, with over 184 commissioned officers, along with 41 non-commission personnel. The department always welcomes feedback. The department's policy manual is also available for viewing. 

    Mission

    To provide a safe place to live, work and visit through quality law enforcement practices delivered by dedicated professionals. We focus our efforts and resources to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance the quality of life for all who call Bellevue home.

    Guiding Principles

    • Respect

      We begin by treating others as we would like to be treated. We are fair and considerate in what we do.

    • Integrity

      We are honest, ethical and steadfast. We strive to do the right thing and lead by example.

    • Accountability

      On all levels, we take responsibility for our actions and decisions.

    • Service

      We are active and committed to providing exceptional service to our communities through teamwork, innovation and education.

    Vision Statement

    We will strive to deliver the highest standard of police services to the public by working in partnership with the community, embracing diversity, building trust and embodying transparency.

    2022 organization chart I 2020 annual report I historical annual reports

    2022-2023 Strategic Plan

    Administration

    Interim Chief Wendell Shirley

    Wendell Shirley

    Chief

    425-452-4177

    BPDChief@bellevuewa.gov

    Assistant Chief Patrick Arpin

    Patrick Arpin

    Assistant Chief - Operations Bureau

    425-452-4333

    parpin@bellevuewa.gov

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    Andrew Popochock

    Major - Planning/Research Management Division

    425-452-4347

    apopochock@bellevuewa.gov

    Debbie Christopherson

    Debbie Christopherson

    Major - Investigations

    425-452-6055

    dchristoph@bellevuewa.gov

    Major Mark Tarantino

    Mark Tarantino

    Major - Patrol

    425-452-7660

    mtarantino@bellevuewa.gov

    Melissa King

    Melissa King

    Administrative Services Manager

    425-452-4897

    mking@bellevuewa.gov

     

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    Meeghan Black

    Public Information Officer

    425-452-4129

    mblack@bellevuewa.gov