Chief John Galle leads the Sumner Police Department, which includes approximately 30 full-time and two part-time…More employees. There are two detectives, two sergeants, two corporal/patrol leads and 10 police officers on the force. The Police Department has a variety of specialized departments, including Animal Control Services, Victim Assistance and Investigations. Residents can sign up for email notifications on recent crime activity in Sumner. There is also a detailed crime map available for public viewing, available through CrimeReports.com and Google Maps. Crimes shown on the map include assaults, burglaries, theft and homicide.
In 2009, the Sumner Police Department responded to 17,261 calls, arrested 729 suspects and removed 78 impaired drivers from the roadways. Sumner police answered 9,640 911 emergency calls and conducted 4,175 traffic stops for speeding and truck route violations. The department processed evidence for 476 criminal cases and maintains evidence for 1,577 open cases.