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Puyallup Police Jail
311 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371

253-841-5415

The Puyallup Police Jail is the main jail in Pierce County Washington. While the police in the cities and towns in Pierce County can arrest and detain offenders, the Puyallup Police Jail is the facility that is accredited by Washington to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Puyallup Police Jail, located at:
311 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 253-841-5415.

The main reason that people call 253-841-5415 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Puyallup Police Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Pierce County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Puyallup Police Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Pierce County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Puyallup Police Jail has approximately 1040 bookings, with a daily average of 52 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 13.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Puyallup Police Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Pierce County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Washington Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Pierce County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Washington Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Puyallup Police Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Puyallup Police Jail

To send a text or email message to a Pierce County inmate, do the following:

Puyallup Police Jail uses VISITEL for Inmate Email.

Register here. 
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for Messaging services.
2. Find your Pierce County inmate.
3. Set up a payment method.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Pierce County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Puyallup Police Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Use caution when writing your inmate. Try not to discuss strategies regarding their case. All messages can be shared with the Pierce County prosecutor.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Puyallup Police Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Puyallup Police Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Pierce County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How do Inmates in Puyallup Police Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Pierce County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Register with CTEL, the phone system Pierce County inmates must use.
  • Open an account, 
  • Fund your acount,
  • Find, and then sync with your inmate.

Rates

  • Rates cannot exceed $0.21 per minute for regular calls and $0.25 per minute for collect calls.
  • The minimum billable duration is one minute.
  • Billable time is measured and rounded to the next higher full minute. 
  • Phone calls are terminated if the called party does not accept the call charges.
  • Customers are not billed for a 'no response'. 

Transaction Fees:

  • If paying through the Customer Portal Website: $3.00 per transaction
  • If paying with the assistance of a live operator: $5.95 per transaction

Minimum Deposit Amount
There is a $25.00 minimum for the first deposit.

Customer Service
Monday - Friday 8-5 PM CST
800-583-9683 
Email: [email protected]

For full information about using CTEL to communicate by phone with your Pierce County inmate, visit our Inmate Phone Page. You will find information about Inmate Phone schedules, rates, rules, policies, and tips. Please note that all of your phone calls will be recorderd and any information about your inmate's case that you speak about could be used against him in court. 


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Pierce County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Puyallup Police Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Washington, then select Puyallup Police Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Puyallup Police Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Pierce County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Puyallup Police Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Pierce County follow these instructions:

Puyallup Police Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Washington.
  • Choose Puyallup Police Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Puyallup Police Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Washington to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Washington to Washington) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Pierce County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Pierce County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Puyallup Police Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Washington, then select Puyallup Police Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Puyallup Police Jail.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Puyallup Police Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Puyallup Police Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Pierce County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Puyallup Police Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Puyallup Police Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Puyallup Police Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Washington Pierce 52


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

311 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

253-770-3362

District Attorney: 253-798-6636

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's full name, Inmate's Booking ID #
c/o Pierce County Main Jail
910 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington?
There are 52 inmates in the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Puyallup Police Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington every year?
In 2021, a total of 1040 offenders were booked into the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail.

How many people work at the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington?
The Puyallup Police Jail maintains a staff of approximately 13. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Washington law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Puyallup Police Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 253-841-5415 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Washington prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Puyallup Police Jail in Washington?
The Puyallup Police Jail address and phone number is: 311 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371. Their phone number is 253-841-5415. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Puyallup Police Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Puyallup Police Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Puyallup Police Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Puyallup Police Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Puyallup Police Jail?
Call 253-841-5415 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Puyallup Police Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Puyallup Police Jail.

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