North Bend Celebrates Opening of First Police Substation to Enhance Community Safety

In response to a series of high-profile crimes that captured the attention of both the community and city officials in late 2023 and early 2024, North Bend is taking significant steps to enhance local safety.

During a city council meeting on February 6, Police Chief Brian Lynch addressed growing concerns, outlining recent criminal activities and proposing strategies to combat future incidents. One key initiative discussed was the establishment of a police substation in North Bend.

The City of North Bend will celebrate the opening of its first official North Bend-Snoqualmie Police Substation on Monday, June 24, at 1 p.m. This substation, located at 661 South Fork Ave SW within the North Bend Premium Outlet Mall, will serve as a local hub for officers and provide a consistent police presence in the area.

The creation of the substation results from a collaborative effort between the outlet mall owner, Simon Properties, the Snoqualmie Police Department, and the City of North Bend. This location aims to enhance public safety efforts by providing a space for officers to conduct administrative work when not responding to calls.

North Bend contracts with the City of Snoqualmie Police Department for law enforcement services. The Snoqualmie Police Department serves approximately 22,000 residents, visitors and businesses in the area.

Mayor Miller emphasized the importance of the new substation, stating, “Having a comfortable, welcoming place in town for our local police officers to work and meet with residents is a key component in exploring new and expanded efforts to combat issues like crime and traffic violence.”

The substation will be open when officers are available, though it will not have specific hours of operation. Residents are encouraged to visit and connect with officers when they are present.

In cases where no officer is on-site, residents can call the non-emergency number provided on the station window (425-888-3333), and an officer will respond as soon as possible.

For immediate assistance or to report suspicious activity, residents should call 9-1-1.

The Snoqualmie Police Department maintains an active online presence, with additional information available on its website. Residents can also follow the department on social media via the Snoqualmie Police Facebook page and their Instagram handle, @snoqualmie_police.

As North Bend continues to address safety concerns, the opening of the police substation represents a significant step forward in ensuring the well-being of its community.

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