Operations Division

Patrol Operations

The Operations Division provides professional police services to the citizens of Lake Forest Park 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Division consists of three squads in the Patrol Section, the K9 Unit, the Traffic Unit, Crime Watch, and Block Watch. Other functions include: Narcotics enforcement, Training, SWAT, and Gang/Graffiti investigations. Captain Paul Armbrust oversees the operations division and can be reached at parmbrust@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us or 206-364-8216.

Lake Forest Park continues to be one of the safest communities in the Puget Sound Region. This is in no small part due to the dedication and responsiveness of our police officers, detectives and support staff.

We continue to work with the Shoreline School District in making our schools a safe and secure learning environment for our children. Through a continued commitment by the Lake Forest Park Police Department, the school district, the North Shore Fire Department and other emergency service agencies we developed a training tabletop exercise which brought all of us together. This exercise was an overwhelming success. Planning for a full scale exercise continues into 2014.

The Lake Forest Park Police continue to actively participate in the community through our crime watch/block watch program, National Night Out and fundraising activities. More than 20 National Night out events occurred in Lake Forest Park in 2013 and all were attended by Police Department personnel.

The Police Employees Guild and the Police Department held our first annual Salmon Barbeque in September at the farmers market. This extraordinary volunteer effort by officers and staff raised more than $4,000.00 for Special Olympics Washington.

We are committed to our community partnerships and look forward to serving our community in the coming years.