Mukilteo, WA – Police Chief Cheol Kang released the Police Department’s 2018 Annual Report to Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, City Councilmembers and residents. This is the third report submitted by Chief Kang, who was appointed Chief on January 3, 2017.
“This report is but a snapshot of the tremendous work and dedication provided by the stellar women and men who proudly wear the uniform of the Mukilteo Police Department,” said Chief Kang. “Throughout the year, we provided professional police services, and our staff displayed an unwavering commitment to partner with the community to solve problems and ensure the safety of our city.”
Highlights of 2018 include:
- Uniformed patrol officers responded to 24,617 calls for service and traffic-related incidents, compared to 16,434 calls for service in 2017, an increase of 49.8%
- Crime trend analysis shows a decrease in the number of vehicle thefts and burglaries
- The number of Mukilteo infractions, parking tickets, criminal citations and jail bookings increased in 2018
- Mukilteo’s detectives from the Special Operations Division conducted a double homicide investigation that lead to convictions of the suspects
- Six new officers were hired and have or will attend the Police Academy
- The department held its second Mukilteo Police Youth Academy at Kamiak High School with 17 participants graduating
- A community crime map is available to the public
The National Council for Home Safety and Security has ranked Mukilteo as one of the top 50 safest cities in Washington.