From The Chief of Police

Since the Town was first incorporated the Ruston Police Department has been committed to providing excellent customer service, proactive problem solving, crime prevention and leadership in local civic events to our community.  Each day, our officers and support staff strive to ensure that Ruston remains a safe and enjoyable town in which to live, work and visit.

To learn more about the Town of Ruston Police Department, or to be part of the on-going collaborative process to enhance policing services to the community, please feel free to contact Chief Bautista or any of the other officers at 253-761-0272.
****WHEN TO CALL 911****
Sometimes people wonder when it is okay to call 911 and worry that they are bothering us if they do. That is not the case at all. We are here to serve you. We would much rather you error on the side of caution and call us rather than not reporting something. We need your help and love working with the community to problem solve and fight crime. A good rule of thumb on whether to call 911 or not is if something is in progress or an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you need to speak with a Ruston Officer right away, call the non-emergency dispatch number at 253-798-4721. If you just want to leave a routine message for Chief Bautista or one of the officers, you can call 253-761-0272 and an officer will return your call at their earliest convenience.   


Online Crime and Lost Property Reporting. This is a site for filing a limited number of incident report types online. This site is not to be used to report emergencies, in-progress crimes, or previously reported crimes. This online system can be used to report lost property (excluding guns, passports, military ID, etc.), vandalism (not vehicle accidents or hit and runs), and stolen property/theft (excluding vehicles, guns, license plates, or fraud). Currently the Online Reporting System only supports Microsoft Internet Explorer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


 If you have an animal related complaint or concern, please contact Tacoma Animal Control at 253-627-(PETS).


Follow the Ruston Police Department on Facebook by clicking on the link below. This page was created to inform the community about information on local events and updates concerning safety tips, traffic closures, and information about the police department.


****Ruston's 4th of July Children's Parade****

GET YOUR RED, WHITE and BLUE ON!!   Patriots -- young and old -- are to come to Ruston’s annual 4th of July Children’s Parade.  Decorate your bicycles, Radio Flyers, scooters and Big Wheels in Red, White and Blue and join the family fun. 

The parade will start at 10 am on Thursday, July 4th. The parade route starts at 51st & Winifred; (in front of Don’s Ruston Market). Doughnuts and coffee will be served after the parade. 

Everyone is invited to participate in this annual community event; please join us. 


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