Police not only want to catch criminals but also build solid cases so that the prosecutors, judges and juries have plenty of facts and evidence in court. Sumner has two detectives who analyze crime scenes, collect evidence, interview victims and witnesses, and interrogate suspects.
Hours of thorough report writing and inclusive preparation are essential for the judicious resolution of a case. It is the detective who starts at the crime scene and follows the case through to court disposition.
You can help! If you think you saw or know something that would help an investigation, you can leave a message on the detectives’ Tip Line at 253-299-5678.
Sumner also has a Professional Standards Officer who tracks evidence and manages property that is found. Click here for more information about the property room and unclaimed items.
Sumner Police Department
1104 Maple Street, Suite 140, Sumner WA 98390
Business Line: 253-863-6384 Tip Line: 253-299-5678
Animal Control: 253-299-PETS (7387)
Jason Temple, Detective
Troy Nikolao, Detective