6332 31st Ave NE, Suite A
Tulalip, WA 98271

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Police Department

The Tulalip Tribes Police Department (TPD) is an entity of the Tulalip Tribes and serves the Tulalip Tribes’ Reservation 24/7. The department is dedicated to providing quality services with an emphasis on trust, integrity, and respect for tribal culture and customs -with a mission to support the vision, mission, and sovereignty of the Tulalip Tribes.

TPD has seven dispatch/communications staff that take more than 120,000 phone calls per year. Officers are dispatched to more 12,000 calls each year and more than 4,000 reports are filed in tribal, federal, and state courts. 18 officers patrol the entire reservation including Quil Ceda Village, while our six detectives complete follow-up investigations of crimes, including drug violations. Eight Fish and Wildlife staff ensure that Tulalip Tribes’ Treaty Rights are respected and followed by patrolling the usual and accustomed areas, both on water and land.

The department has an excellent reputation as one of the premier Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies as attested to by reviews by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Chief Sherman Pruitt

Chief Sherman Pruitt’s

Sherman Pruitt has worked in Law Enforcement for the Tulalip Police Department for 13 years. He started his career as a Patrol Officer and has since moved through the ranks to his current position as Interim Chief of Police. Prior to becoming a police officer, he served 12 years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and nine years as a Reservist in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the military with 21 years of honorable service.

Chief Pruitt was a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and completed the Basic SWAT Training Program. He also completed the FBI LEEDA Internal Affairs Investigation Training Program. He is a member of the Commission for the Criminal Justice Training Program at Sno-Isle Tech Career and Study Center for High School students who want to pursue a career in the law enforcement field.

He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. whose mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood, and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities. He has been married for over 20 years and has five children. His biggest accomplishment is his children who have made him proud pursuing careers serving others.

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