About the DuPont Police Department
The mission of the DuPont Police Department is to protect life, fight crime, uphold individual rights and support the community.
Duty, Professionalism, Dedication
“We never terminate the pursuit of excellence…”
The DuPont Police Department (DPD) is a modern, full-service, values-based police agency consisting of dedicated and ethical law enforcement professionals. We serve a community located along the I-5 corridor, 15 minutes south of Tacoma and next to the west coast’s largest military installation, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). DuPont is home to just under 10,000 residents, most of whom are military personnel, veterans and other working class families. The community has schools, businesses and numerous community events throughout the year.
Our Department is comprised of two primary divisions: The Operations Bureau and the Administrative Services Division.
- The Operations Bureau is comprised of the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Unit:
- The Patrol Division is responsible for patrol functions, including 24-hour response to the initial investigation of crimes and incidents, traffic enforcement and control, accident investigation and community policing programs. Our Patrol Division includes elements such as uniformed patrol officers, off-road “trail” patrol, a certified explosive detection canine (K9) team, and motorcycle units. The Patrol Division also participates in crime education, community outreach and community event planning.
- The Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) is charged with investigating all major crimes that occur within the City of DuPont and with follow-up investigations. Detectives are cross-trained to professionally investigate any type of criminal activity, to include crimes against persons (crimes including homicides, domestic violence, rapes, assault, etc.) and crimes against property (fraud, burglaries, larcenies, forgeries, auto thefts, etc.). DPD’s CIU is a member of the Pierce County Force Investigations Team (PCFIT) and the multi-agency major Crime Response Unit (CRU). DPD is also one of the host agencies to the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Taskforce (MECTF).
- The Administrative Services Division is staffed with both sworn and civilian employees, dedicated to supporting the administrative functions of the department. The Division includes a Manager (Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chief), a Police Clerk, and the Office of the Chief (Executive command staff members). The team provides professional administrative support covering police records, reception, finance and budget, payroll, scheduling, training, external communications, grants, accreditation and general support for the other department divisions.