Department Services

In order to protect officers, staff, and citizens from exposure to COVID-19, some non-emergency services remain suspended at this time. Please call (509) 334-0802 to confirm availability of these services.
Citizen Ride-Alongs
The Pullman Police Department offers citizens the opportunity to ride-along with patrol officers! 

Minimum Age: 16
(Minor riders must have written parental permission.)
Citizen Ride Application
Successful Background Check

Citizens may request to ride with a specific officer, or may request certain dates/times, days of the week, or shifts. Every effort will be made to accommodate these requests, though this may result in delayed scheduling.

Once an application is approved and successful background check completed, a member of the Pullman Police Department will contact you to schedule your ride. Citizens are typically limited to one ride per calendar year, though exceptions may be authorized by the Chief of Police or the Police Operations Commander. 

Effective June 8, 2021, citizen riders are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in one of the following forms:
-Copy of COVID-19 vaccination card
-Letter or verification from the health care provider or entity who administered the vaccination
-Printout or screenshot of vaccination record from MyIR Mobile

Crime Mapping
The Pullman Police Department is excited to offer an online crime mapping platform, powered by CityProtect! This free service provides community members with up-to-date crime data, while providing optional email alerts if/when incidents occur near locations of your choosing (work, home, school, etc.). The interactive map allows citizens to view criminal activity locations and trends over the past six months, with automatic updates around 3:00AM daily.

The CityProtect platform is also available on your mobile device (iOS or Android), allowing citizens to receive alerts and submit tips any time, any place.

In addition to improving the ability of law enforcement officers to predict and prevent criminal activity, the Pullman Police Department looks forward to improved transparency through public access to CityProtect crime mapping. 

Public fingerprinting services, with the exception of original CPL applications, are offered by appointment only. Please call (509) 334-0802 to check availability. 

The Pullman Police Department provides fingerprinting services to the public , during the following scheduled hours, by appointment only:
Monday 9:00-11:00AM & 2:00-4:00PM 
Tuesday 9:00-11:00AM & 2:00 - 5:00PM

Fingerprints for original concealed pistol license (CPL) applications will be processed Monday through Thursday during the times listed above, and do not require an appointment.   

Renewal and replacement CPL applications that do not require fingerprints can be processed during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

In order to preserve chain-of-custody, the Pullman Police Department will not return fingerprint cards to you. Cards will be sealed and mailed by Police Department staff. Please be sure that you have the following items with you when you visit us for fingerprinting: 
Government-Issued Photo I.D.
Cash or Check to "City of Pullman" ($5 per card)
Mailing Envelope: 9x12" or larger manila envelope
Proper Postage: Check with the United States Postal Service to ensure that you have proper postage applied to your envelope. Incorrect postage could result in delayed delivery.
O.R.I. Number: This number is provided by the agency that is requiring you to be fingerprinted. The code advises the State and F.B.I. of where to send the results of your background check.
Money Order: The fee for your fingerprint background check is separate from the fingerprinting fee charged by the Pullman Police Department. Your money order should be made out to the appropriate agency, for the proper amount. Pullman PD does not have access to fee schedules for the various agencies.
Application Documents: Any documents that need to accompany your fingerprints must be complete and ready to be mailed by Police Department staff.

The following area agencies also offer fingerprinting services: 
Whitman County Jail: (509) 397-5585
Moscow Police Department: (208) 883-7054

Due to the nature of police work, the availability of these services cannot be guaranteed. Please call ahead to verify: (509) 334-0802.

Lost & Found
Pullman PD has teamed up with Foundrop, a free service that helps recover lost and stolen property. 


If you have located property that was lost by someone else, we are glad to assist you. Visit the Pullman Police Department lobby at 260 SE Kamiaken Street to turn found property over to Police Department staff.
Prescription Drug Disposal
When prescription drugs are kept beyond when they are needed, they risk falling into the wrong hands.

The Pullman Police Department provides our community with a safe and secure drug drop-box, accessible 24/7. Medications collected are incinerated at a facility approved by the EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology, improving the safety of both, our community and our ecosystem!

Note: The Pullman Police Department prescription drug drop-box is not intended for professional drug waste, such as that produced by physician's offices, pharmacies, veterinary clinics, or similar. For disposal of this type, a pharmacy may transfer controlled substances to a DEA registered reverse distributor for secure disposal.
Presentations & Public Programs
The Pullman Police Department is happy to provide safety-related presentations for organizations, businesses, clubs, and classrooms. If your group is interested in scheduling a public program, please call (509) 334-0802. 

Availability of presentations and public programs may be impacted by staffing and scheduling limitations. We will do our best to accommodate you!