The Newcastle Police Department has officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are responsible for providing police service to nearly 9,000 residents and several thousand others who travel to, or through Newcastle each day. The City of Newcastle contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services. By contracting the city is able to provide Newcastle residents with high quality, cost effective and specialized police services from a regional provider. Newcastle has officers and a police chief assigned to the city on a full time basis.