How do I find out about the incident or crime I reported?
Call the Police Department 509.527.4434 and ask to talk to the officer that responded to your incident. If you know who it is, you may ask for that person by name. If the incident is a felony, you may ask for the investigating detective. They may or may not be able, for various reasons, to give you certain details of the investigation.
What do I do if my bike is stolen?
You should have a record of the make, model, and license of the bike in your possession. If it is stolen, call the non-emergency police number 509.527.1960, or come to the Police Department.
Do I need a license to ride my bike in the City Limits? If so, how do I license my bike?
Yes, it is the City Ordinance to license your bike in the city limits. Contact the Records staff at the lobby of the Walla Walla Police Department. The license cost is $5 each and are good for as long as you own the bike. New owners should license their bike immediately. You will need your model number, serial number, make, color and speed of your bike to license it.
How many drinks can I have before I can drive?
We discourage any person from driving after they have consumed any alcoholic beverage. How a person is affected by alcohol will depend upon the physiology of the individual. The new legal limit is .08. But you could be arrested below the .08 based on your level of impairment.
If I have a domestic violence situation, where do I go and who do I call?
If someone violates my Order for Protection or Anti-Harassment Order, what do I do?
Call 911 to report the crime if it's an emergency, otherwise, call the non-emergency number, 509.527.1960, or come to the Walla Walla Police Department.
What's the difference between an anti-harassment order and a restraining order?
The difference between Anti-Harassment Order and an Order for Protection is whether domestic violence is an issue in the situation. If domestic violence is involved, an Order for Protection will need to be obtained from Superior Court. If no domestic violence is involved and no assault or children, and the issue is just harassment, whether by phone or in person, then an Anti-Harassment Order would be obtained from District Court, 509.527.3236.
The unlawful harassment statue does not allow an order for protection from civil harassment to be issued in any action covered by the domestic violence laws (Chapters 10.99 and 26.50 RCW). Domestic violence is defined as physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault between family or household members; or sexual assault of one family or household member by another. "Family or household members" include adults or juveniles who are spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together, or who have resided together in the past, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time. This also includes roommates.
Where do I get a restraining order?
A restraining order is actually called an Order for Protection. It may be obtained from Superior Court, if it involves domestic violence and children. Superior Court is located at 315 W. Main Street in Walla Walla, 509.527.3221. The Superior Court Judge must sign the order for it to be valid; signing of the orders occurs from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the weekday. If you need help filling out the forms and you are a victim of domestic violence, you may call Chalese Calhoon, the Domestic Violence Services Officer. Please refer to the Domestic Violence page under the Police Department or contact Chalese directly at 509.527.4434.
Forms for Orders for Protection may be obtained from Superior Court or District Court. You will get 1) Petition for Order for Protection 2) Law Enforcement Information Sheet 3) Temporary Order for Protection. Remember that an Order For Protection usually involves an assault, domestic violence and children.
How do I pay my tickets if they aren't from this state?
Contact a court office in the city or country in which you received your citation, or contact the State Department of Licensing.
How long after I move to the state of Washington before I need to get a valid Washington License Plate for my vehicle?
Up to 30 days.
How long after I move to the state of Washington before I need to get a Washington Drivers License?
New Washington residents are allowed 30 days from the date they become residents, as defined RCW 46.20 to obtain a valid Washington Driver License. Reference 46.20.021(5).
Where are the designated limited areas for two hour parking in the City of Walla Walla?
The downtown area generally bordered by Rose Street, Palouse Street, Poplar Street and 6th Avenue. Maps of the Downtown parking are available from the Police Department or Downtown Walla Walla Foundation.
Where can I park in the City Limits legally if I am doing contract work for another company? Do I need a parking permit to park longer than 2 hours if I am doing work for another company?
Reference: WWMC 10.17.010. The Police Department is authorized to issue a construction parking permit to contractors, service companies and other specific persons to use in connection with work or work projects that require them to park in controlled parking zones. The permit covers all controlled areas of the City.
Can I carry my weapon on my body if it is exposed without a permit?
Yes, not loaded unless the person is licensed to carry a concealed weapons permit. RCW 9.41.050
Can I take my weapon across the state line to another state with my Washington concealed weapons permit, or do I have to get one for each state?
This varies from state to state. We suggest you check with the State Patrol Division in the states you're going to visit. Not all states will recognize a Washington permit. You will also need to check with them to see if they will issue to an out of state resident. (The laws on these two issues are changing rapidly and it is difficult to keep up with the current out of state laws.)
What kinds of crimes keep me from getting a permit?
If an applicant is free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing for a felony.
If an applicant has an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony or misdemeanor.
If an applicant is subject to a restraining order or domestic violence action requiring the surrender of a deadly weapon.
Any felony offense committed anywhere in the country.
A person whether an adult or juvenile, is guilty of the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm (a class "C" felony) if the person owns, has in his or her possession, or has in his or her control ANY firearm, if convicted in this state or elsewhere of:
A Felony in which a Firearm was used or displayed.
Any felony violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act.
Three D.U.I.s within five years.
Illegal Possession by a person under 18 years old.
Violation of the provisions of a Restraining Order, (Domestic Violence, Harassment, or Dissolution).
Any Felony with a deadly weapon verdict.
Any sexually motivated Class B Felony.
Crimes listed above in 1, 2, & 3:
Assault of a child 1 & 2
Burglary (includes residential)
Homicide by abuse
Leading organized crime
Rape of a child
How old do I have to be to get a concealed weapons permit?
An applicant must be 21 years of age or older, otherwise the issuing agency shall refuse to accept a completed application.
How do I get a concealed weapons permit?
Concealed pistol license applications can be obtained at the Walla Walla Police Department, 54 E. Moore St, Walla Walla.
You must be fingerprinted before the application can be processed. Fingerprinting is done at the Walla Walla County Jail on the corner of 5th and Alder between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (no printing will be done between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.). The cost for fingerprinting is $4.00 payable to the County Jail, in cash only.
Once your fingerprints have been taken, (2 cards) return to Police Department with your fingerprint cards and the application as well as the $48.50 cash or check made payable to the City of Walla Walla. At that time, your fingerprint card will be completed by the Police Department and will be sent to the Washington State Patrol Identification Section and an extensive background check will be done. If your fingerprints are deemed unclassified you will be notified and will need to go back to the County Jail to be reprinted.
When the Police Department has received your fingerprint cards which will be returned by the Washington State Patrol Identification Section, a letter will be sent advising if you have been approved for a concealed pistol license. This process normally takes approximately 30 days. When the background checks are complete you will receive a letter of approval, and may pick up your license at the Walla Walla Police Department.
(If you live outside the city limits of Walla Walla, you will be directed to go to the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office or the agency where you reside.)
How do I remove junk vehicles?
Junk vehicles located within the City right-of-way must meet the criteria in RCW 46.55.010 and RCW 46.55.230 (see below) and/or go through the abandoned process prior to Code Enforcement requesting a Certified State Junk Hauler remove the vehicle from the City right-of-way.
Junk vehicles are not allowed to be removed by a company without a clear title to the vehicle and/or property paperwork signed by the property owner and a junk vehicle inspector certifying that the vehicle qualifies as a junk vehicle. If a property owner has a vehicle on his/her property and doesn't have a title to it, the property owner and/or the junk hauler must first contact the City of Walla Walla Police Department Code Enforcement Officers to do an inspection of the vehicle to see if it meets the criteria of a junk vehicle. If it does, the Code Enforcement Officer will fill out the appropriate paperwork and have the junk hauler remove the vehicle. A junk hauler must have legal paperwork to have a vehicle stored within their yard.
To report code violations, call the non-emergency dispatch center – 509.527.1960
To speak directly with City Code Enforcement dial – 509.527.4434 (ext. 4)