Police Department

Emergencies: 911

Police Non-Emergencies: 509-773-3780


Mission statement of the Goldendale Police Department

By working in partnership with the community, we are committed to provide the highest quality of public safety services by maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity with the goal of improving the quality of life within our community.

Vision statement

We will be a service driven and innovative organization committed to the pursuit of excellence


The Goldendale Police Department sets its priorities as the prevention and control of crime to the best of our ability with the assistance and continued partnership of our community.

Use of Force Policy

This policy is intended to provide clarity to officers and promote safety for all by ensuring that all available and appropriate de-escalation techniques are used when possible, force is used appropriately only when necessary, and the amount of force used is proportional to the threat or resistance the officer encounters as well as the seriousness of the law enforcement that is to be served. Click here to download Use of Force Policy (PDF).