About Us

Photo of Police Chief Jake Opgenorth

It is with great excitement that I take on the role of  Police Chief for the City of Pullman Police  Department. I began my law enforcement career in 1992, and have had the distinct honor of dedicating 29 years of service to the City of Pullman. Over this time, I have served the agency in every capacity; from Patrol Officer to Commander.

 As a WSU graduate, Coug fan, and active member of  the Pullman community, I can think of no greater  honor than to complete my law enforcement journey as the Chief of Police at Pullman PD. I am committed to carrying on the great work that our community has come to expect - professional and compassionate policing, innovation, transparency, and positive community engagement. The Pullman Police Department is a leader in the law enforcement profession, and I look forward to continuing this trajectory as I lead its outstanding officers and staff over the years ahead.

-Jake Opgenorth, Chief of Police
D.A.R.E. Program
D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills needed to live drug-and-violence-free lives. The program strives to equip youth with tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences while focusing on their strengths and potential for success. 

D.A.R.E. establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. 

Fifth grade students in Pullman public schools complete the D.A.R.E. curriculum. 
Reserve Police Officer Program
The Pullman Police Department offers this opportunity to those interested in serving as a law enforcement officer, while still working in their current line of employment, retired, or pursuing a full-time education.  

The Pullman Police Department Reserve Officer program was established for the purpose of providing volunteer police personnel to supplement the regular police force, benefiting both the City of Pullman and the volunteer. 
Pullman Police Advisory Committee
The Pullman Police Advisory Committee is a volunteer group whose members contribute their time and talents to promote public safety, serve as liaisons between the community and its police department, and assist in educating the community for a better understanding of the respective responsibilities of police officers and citizens. 

Committee documents, including meeting agendas and minutes, are available online via BoardDocs.  Video recordings from past meetings are also available on our YouTube Channel

Interested in joining the Pullman Police Advisory Committee?
Police Advisory Committee Application

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Organizational Chart
View PDF chart:
2022 Organizational Structure

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