Paine Field Airport Police put community first

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The Paine Field Airport Police are all commissioned deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. They provide police services, criminal investigations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and the enforcement of other state laws and Snohomish County Code on airport property.

In addition, airport police assist the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration in the initial investigation and evidence preservation for aircraft incidents and accidents occurring on the airport and other areas of unincorporated Snohomish County.

Airport police deputies are on call 24 hours a day for emergency situations occurring at Paine Field Airport. When airport deputies are not available, the Sheriff's Office Transit Police and/or South Precinct patrol units respond to airport incidents.

Emergency: Call 911.

For non-emergency contact, you may call 425-262-2845. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Report suspicious activities and packages:

Airport police take homeland security seriously. You are our eyes and ears and we need your assistance in reporting suspicious activities and suspicious packages. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately. Following is a list of critical information you can try to obtain to pass on to the 911 emergency dispatcher:

  • Location and description of the suspicious activity or the suspicious package
  • Description of any persons involved in the suspicious activity (if known) including the following: clothing, race, gender, height, weight, hair color, facial hair, etc.
  • Vehicle description and license plate number (if known)
  • Where did the persons or vehicle go? What was their direction of travel
  • Remember: never approach or touch a suspicious package
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