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 By Al Compaan    Opinion

A community event; the Street Crimes Unit | City Corner

As chief of the Edmonds Police Department, I am periodically afforded the opportunity to report on various activities of interest in this column. Today, I am bringing you two items of interest – the first, a community event, and... — Updated 2/23/2019 Full story

 By Al Compaan    Opinion

Edmonds PD: ‘Service Before Self’ | City Corner

Thinking about the many ongoing activities of our Police Department and our tremendous group of employees, two endeavors in particular are timely and of special interest. You will hear from two of our officers as they exemplify... — Updated 8/2/2018

 By Al Compaan    Opinion

So you think you're prepared? | Guest View

If you are, great. If you're not sure, read on. If you know you're not, you are in company with a lot of people. What am I talking about? Disaster preparedness, having basic provisions, basic plans and basic planning as to... — Updated 10/18/2017 Full story

 By Al Compaan    Opinion

So, you want to be a cop? | City Corner

As we all know, it's been a difficult several years for law enforcement in the United States. As professionals in our chosen field here in Edmonds, we are not immune from law enforcement incidents and issues that happen in our... — Updated 1/19/2017


EPD uses social media to serve and protect | City Corner

“Hello. This is the Internal Revenue Service. There has been a lawsuit filed against you for tax evasion and tax fraud. You must contact us immediately.” Really? Is this the IRS? Did I neglect to pay some taxes? These calls... — Updated 3/17/2016


Service before self | City Corner

That’s a pretty lofty statement. It’s the motto of your Edmonds Police Department, part of our mission statement: We place service before self, with an unwavering and unbiased commitment to public safety, improving the quality... — Updated 7/16/2015


Nothing ever happens in Edmonds – right? | Mayor's Corner

Well, not really. The perception among many of our residents is that Edmonds is an oasis somewhat unto itself, free of crime and free of many of the challenges facing other Puget Sound communities. As with many perceptions, there... — Updated 7/24/2014


Edmonds Police Department Centennial Open House

Dear Citizens of Edmonds: Edmonds Police Department would like to thank the community for its interest in our centennial open house on September 16, 2012. We had over 450 people tour the department, explore police vehicles, and... — Updated 10/4/2012


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