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Welcome to the website of the Ferndale Police Department

After suffering a burglary and vandalism at our new facility, we are happy to report that we once again have a working front entryway and secure windows between the lobby and the Records Section! Our front doors are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, with the wheelchair accessible door open during the same hours at the west end of the building.  The individual responsible for all the damage was convicted of Malicious Mischief in the First Degree and Burglary in the Second Degree, and faces over $52,000 in fines and restitution.  Crime really doesn't pay - especially when you commit your crimes in front of cameras!

Please spend some time exploring our website and its many informative and useful features, including tips on preparing your home and family to survive a natural disaster or other emergency. You may also use this website to find out about police activity in your neighborhood or download forms for a Concealed Pistol License or security check of your home or business while you are out of town. Please contact us if we can assist you in any of these areas.

It is our mission to protect life and property and to provide extraordinary public service to our growing residential, business and industrial population. All of our employees work hard each day to accomplish our mission. The Police Department works closely and collaboratively with our community in maintaining the high quality of life enjoyed by the residents of one of Washington’s most attractive rural cities.

Michael F. Knapp, Chief of Police

Ferndale Police Department
2220 Main Street
P.O. Box 1257
Ferndale, WA 98248
Office Phone 360-384-3390

Messages left at this number are only received during regular business hours.
If you need an officer for any reason at any time, dial 9-1-1

Fax 360-384-3345
Office Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Click here for a list of new voice mail extensions
and to access our staff members' bios.

If you need an officer, dial 9-1-1 for both
routine and emergency situations!

If calling from outside Whatcom County,
dial 360-676-6911 to reach our dispatch center.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
investigates more than 400 violations of criminal law,
ranging from child exploitation to transnational gangs.
Report suspicious activity to Homeland Security Investigations at the above link.