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546 Bay Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Closed all Washington State holidays

Legislative Update Report: Law Enforcement Reform Bills

In May of 2021, Governor Inslee signed 13 bills into law related to law enforcement reform. This report was completed to outline new police-related legislative enactments and the impacts they have on the community we serve.  During the last several months, the Port Orchard Police Department has continued to meet with our regional partners to create a unified message and explanation of the delivery of services that will be felt throughout our State. Many of these changes take effect on July 25, 2021. The Port Orchard Police Department’s goal is to provide open and transparent communication on these changes and their potential impacts.

About the Police Department

The City of Port Orchard is a waterfront community nestled on Sinclair Inlet, across from Seattle on the western shore of Puget Sound. Port Orchard is close to all services to include professional sports, shopping centers, parks, performing arts, nationally-recognized championship golf courses, snow skiing, and coastal beaches. Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County.

The department is a full service municipal police agency serving the City of Port Orchard. The city is home to nearly 15,000 residents, but with the city as county seat the department further serves an area population of approximately 60,000 in South Kitsap County. The department has a Marine Patrol Unit, Motorcycle Unit, and a dedicated School Resource Officer. The agency also supports two detectives and participates in numerous regional task forces.

Our goal is to live our Mission everyday and continue to maintain our community’s trust. The officers of the Port Orchard Police Department fulfill the community’s needs by actively engaging with the public while on routine patrol, during community events, and in our schools.

In-Person Fingerprinting Appointments

The Port Orchard Police Department offers fingerprinting services by appointment for New/Original Pistol Licenses (city resident only), criminal justice applicants, and for certain licenses issued by the City of Port Orchard. Government issued identification is required (driver’s license, passport, etc.)  Fingerprinting fees may apply and we accept cash, checks, credit cards (additional fees may apply) are accepted.  Please call our office at (360) 876-1700 to schedule your appointment.  We do not offer fingerprinting services for outside employment.

New/Original Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) or your current CPL is over 91 days expired:

  • You MUST be a current resident of the City of Port Orchard
  • Please bring with you the following items:

RENEWAL/LATE RENEWAL Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL):


  • Please bring with you the following items:
    • Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope filled out with the requesters information as we will not be returning prints to you and will mail on your behalf.
    • Any documents to accompany your prints, but please note that your fingerprint cards must be BLANK (without any writing at all) upon arrival and we do not supply cards.
    • A non-expired government issued ID; preferably a Washington State driver’s license
    • FEES:     Resident $10.00 and Non-Resident $15.00
    • Payment at the time of service in the form of a CASH CARD CHECK or MONEY ORDER

We appreciate you following our guidelines during this time and we look forward to serving you.  To schedule or have any additional questions please call 360-876-1700.

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