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Fireworks in Sumner

It’s a long Independence Day weekend, but remember, legal fireworks are allowed in Sumner only on July 4th from Noon to Midnight. Enjoy a Public Display Please choose to watch a public fireworks display…or two….or three, instead of lighting your own. Professional shows are spread throughout the weekend in our […]

Graffiti Update

Have you noticed an increase in graffiti lately? We have too. There has been an increase. In the past 12 months, our Parks staff have spent 190 hours, which is $6,800, in just labor/time to clean up graffiti. Worse, that’s time not spent doing other projects around the city. The […]

Regional Lahar Drill

On April 29, Sumner joins other regional cities, including Puyallup and Orting, in a full-scale lahar evacuation exercise of students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. This exercise is designed to test and improve the ability to evacuate or shelter students and staff in the event of an incoming lahar […]

$10k Bonus for Lateral Police Hires

Come join our team! Check out all the great lateral incentives we are offering: Lateral Incentives: $10,000 dollar hiring bonus paid in two increments (50% at hire and 50% upon successful completion of 12 month probationary period) 40 hour starting sick leave bank 40 hour starting management leave bank Starting […]

Chief Moericke Explains Changes to Policing

In the 2021 Legislative Session, the State of Washington passed many bills that change policing in cities like Sumner. At the June 28 Council Study Session, Chief Moericke provided an overview of these changes and how they affect Sumner Police. You can watch his briefing on YouTube.

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Non-Emergency / Dispatch: (253) 287-4455 or (800) 562-9800
Administrative Offices: 253-863-6384
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Animal Control: 253-299-PETS (7387)

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The 4th of July should be a day of fun filled celebration. Let's also make sure it is a safe one. Remember these safety tips for a great 4th!

- Celebrating around water? Keep an eye on the kids and make sure everyone is wearing a properly fitted life jacket. Even though we've had warm weather, the water is still cold and can incapacitate a strong swimmer!
- Brews & BBQ? Use a designated driver. Don't drink and drive!
- Lighting off fireworks? Here in Sumner they are only legal on the 4th from 12pm until midnight.
- Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
- Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
- Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight "a dud."
Sumner Police Department
Sumner Police Department
City Hall and remote offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We hope you all have a safe, happy 4th! We will be back to serve you on Tuesday, July 5th.
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Sumner Police Department
Call 911 to report fires, serious injuries, and other emergencies only!

To report fireworks violations and related complaints in #Fife, #Milton, #Orting, #Roy, #Sumner, #Tacoma or #UniversityPlace visit fireworksreport.com. Other areas of Pierce County can call the non-emergency line: 253-287-4455 or 800-562-9800.

#onlineisfaster #staycalmifyoucall

Details: https://bit.ly/3y1BiW5
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Sumner Police Department
With the 4th of July upon us, here are a couple of tips on who to contact if you have the need to report a firework violation.

Online reporting on fireworksreport.com will be available between July 1 and July 5. Outside of that timeframe, firework complaints should be directed to the non emergency line, 253-287-4455.

Legal fireworks are allowed in Sumner on July 4 from Noon - Midnight.

Remember, call 911 for emergencies only.
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Sumner Police Department
Sumner Police Department
Planning on brews and BBQ this weekend for the 4th? Make sure your plans include a safe ride home. There is plenty of time to start planning now for how you'll get home after celebrating. Don't drink and drive!

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