A Message from Chief Schwan 


I am honored to serve the City of Issaquah as your Chief of Police. Our department includes over 38 sworn police officers, 15 correctional staff and a cadre of dedicated professional staff who all are committed to providing the highest level of service to our 40,000 residents and countless visitors to the city we call home.

We know that we must earn the trust and respect of our community each and every day. Our department works 24/7 to ensure that Issaquah is a safe and enjoyable place to live, visit and do business. 

I look forward to continuing our progressive, effective, and innovative efforts in partnership with the Mayor's Office, City Council and our amazing community.

Please feel free to contact and connect with us. 


Chief Paula Schwan

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