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By David Pan 

Mukilteo Police sees a 13.9% increase in service calls in 2020

COVID-19 pandemic forces department to rethink community engagement


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 11:43am

David Pan

Mukilteo police worked to ensure that Black Lives Matters protesters were able to safely hold a rally/march along the Mukilteo Speedway in June 2020.

The Mukilteo Police Department was doing more with less in 2020.

In its recently released 2020 annual report, the department reported a 13.9% increase in service calls from 2019. Mukilteo police responded to 33,417 calls for service last year, up from 29,346. The numbers include calls for service from residents and self-initiated incidents. The latter are when officers take the initiative to address an issue during their down time – when they are not responding to service calls from the dispatch center. These self-initiated incidents might include extra patrols, security checks, and traff...

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