Police

A Message from Your Chief of Police

Astoria Police Department has a long and rich history serving the community since 1876. Our men and women are a professional representation of the honorable profession that is policing. You will find them in your community, at the grocery store, the soccer field and the rotary meeting. They are involved in many different ways with their community. They don’t practice “community policing” they live it. Our Motto is Dedicated to Duty – Committed to community. It is the foundation of our policing philosophy.

During this period of leadership transition we will be continuing with the programs in place and developing new programs to take advantage of opportunities and contribute to our community.

In the early 1800’s a series of principles were adopted that included the principle that the police require the consent and cooperation of the citizenry. This has never been truer. The entire community must work together to address crime and disorder. You can help us by:

  • Reporting suspicious activity;
  • Thinking about prevention – locking your vehicles and residences and not leaving valuable items in plain sight.
  • Knowing your neighbors – never hesitate to call if you see something suspicious.

As you use our website take advantage of all the information available to you. This website, and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AstoriaPolice are portals where you can provide us feedback. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChiefJohnston.

We are proud of the work we do and promise that we will continue to move forward in maintaining and improving our relationship with the public and the services we provide.

Brad Johnston, Interim Chief
Astoria Police Department


The Astoria Police Department provides law enforcement services for the City's residents and visitors 24 hours every day and places particular emphasis on responding to the community’s calls for service, investigating crimes and traffic enforcement. The department's motto is Dedicated to Duty – Committed to Community.

HOW TO CONTACT US:
  • Emergency Calls Only: 9-1-1
  • Reach us by phone at: (503) 325-4411 (non-emergency police dispatch)
  • Other Police Business (503) 338-6411
  • Records/Evidence (9 AM - 4 PM, M-F) (503) 338-6433
  • Fax us at (503) 325-4897
  • E-mail us at: tpeden@astoria.or.us  
  • Mail your inquiries to:
    Astoria Police Department
    555 30th Street
    Astoria, Oregon 97103

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