Animal Control in the City of Bonney Lake is contracted through Metro Animal Services. To contact them call (253) 841-5595 or visit their website: www.metroanimalservices.org.
The Metro Animal Services main office and shelter is located at 1200 39th Ave SE in Puyallup. More information, including listings of found and adoptable pets, is available on their website. For information on dog and cat licenses, kennel licenses, or other animal control fees and services, please view the City's animal licensing information here.
Experience in the Bicycle Patrol field has proven to be an effective link between foot and car patrol units. The Bicycle Patrol Officer has shown a greater ability to patrol areas that the officer in a car cannot get to, and has shown that the bicycle is faster than an officer on foot, often arriving at the scene first. Because of the Bicycle Unit Patrol’s ability to cut through alleyways, descend and ascend stairways, jump curbs, use the sidewalk, travel the opposite direction on one-way streets, ride through parks and slip through bumper-to-bumper traffic, the Bicycle Patrol Unit is easily the most mobile unit of the Department.
The mission of the Bicycle Patrol Unit is to act as a modified patrol unit and as a support unit for line officers by providing protection and/or backup for line officers when possible and practical. Generally, a Bike Team will be applied as a sophisticated tool to enhance the capabilities of the patrol units. The Bicycle Patrol Unit will be most useful during the warmer summer months and especially at special events.
Child Passenger Safety Program
Visit the Child Passenger Safety Program page for complete inofrmation, contacts, and links to other resources.
Concealed Pistol License
Concealed Pistol Licenses (also known as Concealed Weapons Permits) are issued by the Bonney Lake Police Department for residents who live inside City limits only. (To determine whether you live inside City limits, view the City map or contact the City at (253) 862-8602.
To apply for a concealed pistol license, please visit the Police Department at the Public Safety Building during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). To apply you must provide valid ID and fill out a short application.
» Download the Concealed Pistol License Application
For more information on the licensing process and fees for applications and renewals, visit the Department of Licensing's Concealed Pistol License page.
The Police Department fingerprints new applicants and conducts an extensive background check. Assuming approval, you may return and sign for the permit about 30 days later. For questions please contact a Records Clerk in the Police Department.
Fingerprinting services are available at the Police Department, which is located at the Public Safety Building (directions). Fingerprinting services are available as follows:
Monday - Friday
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
$5.00 per card
Payment is accepted by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
Picture ID is required. The Police Department DOES NOT supply fingerprint cards - cards should be provided by the agency requesting your fingerprints, or can be ordered from the Washington State Patrol at (360) 534-2000.
For more information please contact the Police Department staff.
The Marine Service Unit (MSU) is funded by the State of Washington and provides enforcement out on Lake Tapps during the summer months. MSU Officer’s teach local students about water safety by demonstrating the proper fitting of life preservers, the hazards of water and other hidden dangers associated with pools, lakes, streams, rivers and oceans.
Life Jacket Loaner Program
Loaner life jackets are available at any East Pierce Fire & Rescue location or call 253-863-1800 for more information.
View watercraft regulations on our Boating page. These regulations are provided by the Bonney Lake Police Department to assist you in having a safe and pleasurable boating experience on Lake Tapps. The rules and regulations listed are enforced on all waterways throughout Pierce County. Please take the time to read and familiarize yourself with this information. For more information, please contact the Police Department at (253) 863-2218.
Clandestine Lab Team
The City of Bonney Lake participates in the Pierce County Clandestine Lab Team (Meth Lab Team) and has at least one member assigned to the team. The Bonney Lake member(s) of the Pierce County Lab Team will be our department expert(s) and will be called in the event of any potential or confirmed clandestine lab within the City limits of Bonney Lake.
The Bonney Lake Police Department has been associated with the Pierce County Clandestine Lab Team for several years. This cooperative success has lead to a decrease in clandestine lab’s in Pierce County. For information on the team visit the Pierce County Sheriff's website. For information on lab clean-ups please visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website.
Residential Vacation Checks
To submit a request for Bonney Lake Community Services Officers to check your residence while you are on vacation, submit the Residential Vacation Check Request form (available on the Forms page) to the Bonney Lake Police Department. For more information contact a Community Services Officer.
The Bonney Lake Police Department participates in conjunction with the Sumner School District to provide a full time officer dedicated to the heath and well being of the schools in the city limits of Bonney Lake. Currently our School Resource Officer (SRO) serves: Bonney Lake High School, Mountain View Middle School, Bonney Lake Elementary and Emerald Hills Elementary School. Our SRO participates in both before and after school events and works with the students and staff at each school to provide a direct link to local law enforcement and to become more involved with our community.
The Bonney Lake Police Department works cooperatively with other Pierce County agencies that are comprised of Metro SWAT. The mission is to provide the citizens in the participating jurisdictions with trained personnel and resources to work as a coordinated unit to resolve unusual circumstances without loss of life. It is recognized that, due to the actions of the suspect not all situations may end without the loss of life. In situations that become life threatening because of actions by the suspect, the goal will be one of preserving the life of innocent citizens and the police.