Community Engagement

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 *On hold due to COVID-19*

The Mount Rainier Police Department affirms that community policing is at the foundation of our organization. Every day your officers spend at minimum an hour out of their vehicles walking in neighborhoods, the commercial district, and in the schools to build relationships with the residents we serve. One of our core goals is to treat every citizen with dignity and respect. We believe in working with our residents to solve problems and keep our city a great place to live.

While we are seeking a dedicated community policing officer every employee up to and including the Chief of Police is engaged in community policing.  We believe in partnering with civic organizations, faith based organizations, and others to improve relationships, create a sense of transparency, and foster constructive dialogue on a range of issues. Throughout this page you will find some of our policies, a citizen survey from the Department of Justice, a complaint form and other information. 


A few of our community policing efforts in 2020 include, but are not limited to:

5/16 • Mount Rainier Day

6/5 • Movie in the park

8/4 • NNO at the Nature Center

8/24-28 • Back-to-school backpack giveaway

9/25 • Public Safety Night

10/31 • Halloween Bash

11/20 • Thanksgiving basket giveaway

12/12 • Breakfast with Santa

12/TBD • Awards Banquet

12/18 • Holiday Extravaganza

12/19 • Shop with a Cop







If you have a community issue which may require special attention or would like to have a police officer attend a community meeting, address an organization, etc., please contact us at 301-985-6580 or via email at


Mount Rainier Police Department Public Safety Survey


House Bill 1016 requires police departments to make certain information accessible online for the community. The following links will allow you to access some of our policies, the community policing survey, the complaint form, and our community policing plan.

Mount Rainier Police Department Policy Manual