Police Services

Effective today, July 14, 2021, the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center is open for Services!

The Police customer service window is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Police will process Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applications in-person on Wednesdays and Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.  No appointment will be necessary and applicants will be processed in the order they arrive.

Facemasks are still required in most settings unless you are fully vaccinated.  You are urged to adhere to public health guidelines and practice safe distancing.  Staff will provide masks and hand sanitizer is available in the lobby.

The Citizen Ride-Along Program is still unavailable at this time. If you have any questions please call (509) 836-6200.

A message from Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera regarding COVID-19:

In an effort to comply with recommendations made by health experts in regards to the COVID-19 virus, the Sunnyside Police Department will be limiting contact with the general public to help prevent the spread of illness in the following manner:

  • All non-priority calls for service, defined as crimes that are not in progress or would not afford immediate apprehension of a suspect, shall be handled via telephone contact.
  • All concealed pistol-licensing applications and processing, property returns and civilian ride-a-long options are suspended until further notice.
  • We have also suspended inmate visitation; however, our online visitation service through Visitel remains available for public use.

This, however, will not deter our commitment in preventing crime and keeping our community safe. Officers will continue to be out in force and our Dispatch Center and Corrections services remain committed to assisting residents in these in these trying times.

We encourage everyone to take proactive measures to stop the spread of illnesses by following recommendations made by health experts. Rest assured that the men and women of the Sunnyside Police Department remain vigilant in protecting you and our community.

On a daily basis the men and women of the Sunnyside Police Department strive to deliver the highest level of service possible to this community. You can be assured that we are constantly reaching for that level of professionalism that reflects the faith and trust you, the public, put in us.

Community Support
It is our belief that the reason we have the success we enjoy is because of the terrific cooperation and support we receive from our community. Without your help, encouragement, and assistance this community would not be the great place that it is. Recognizing this, the Police Department will continue to build on cooperative efforts that involve you, the public. 

We ask that whenever you see an opportunity to become involved in an activity with us, that you do not pass up this great chance to make a difference.

The Sunnyside Police Department is committed to working as a team, and collaborating with others to provide professional and effective law enforcement services.  We are committed to public trust, dedicated to those we serve, sensitive to their needs and accountable to the community’s expectations.  


We believe a proactive partnership with our community and a professional approach to law enforcement is vital to protecting life and property.

We believe in our community, our partnerships, and each other on a daily basis to solve problems, create lasting solutions, and provide the highest level of law enforcement services to all.

We are dedicated to achieving excellence in police services and fostering community partnerships.


We adhere to strict, unwavering standards of conduct in keeping with our department values and ethical obligations.


We remain steadfast in our responsibility to our oath, duty, and actions.


We embrace the strength of character to confront fear, danger, and uncertainty in our allegiance to the citizens, laws, and members of our department.


We are committed to a culture of open and honest communication to ensure public trust.