Operations Division - Patrol, Investigations

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is organized into three bureaus:
  • Operations
  • Corrections (Jail)
  • Administrative Services
The Operations Bureau is the largest bureau and is responsible for all patrol, investigations, and special teams servicing unincorporated Pierce County and contract cities. In 2014 the Operations Bureau responded to 106,249 calls for service, wrote 48,313 reports, arrested 3,677 suspects, and investigated 3,838 criminal cases.

The Operations Bureau consists of:
  • Patrol operations

    • South Hill Precinct
    • Bonney Lake Foothills Detachment, Eatonville Mountain Detachment and the Gig Harbor Peninsula Detachment areas
    • Contract Cities of University Place and Edgewood
    • Traffic Enforcement and Proactive Community assistance in Spanaway
    • Special enforcement with Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland
    • School Resource Officers
    • Community Support Team
    • K-9 Officers
  • Investigations

    • Major Crimes Detectives (Homicide, Assault, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Arson)
    • Property Crimes Detectives (Burglary, Theft, Auto Theft, Fraud)
    • Forensic Investigations
    • Narcotic/Vice enforcement
    • Gangs
    • Juvenile Investigations
    • Warrants
  • Special Teams

    • SWAT team
    • Marine Services
    • Hazardous Device Unit (Bomb Squad)
    • Dive Team
    • Search and Rescue
    • Mobil Field Force (Riot Squad)