The City of Issaquah operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. In this form, the elected Mayor serves as…More the City’s chief administrative officer, and an elected seven member council serves as the City’s legislative body.
City Hall shares a physical location with the Issaquah Police Department; council chambers are located directly across the street at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way.
The City Council holds regular meetings the first and third Mondays of every month, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The City of Issaquah offers content from Issaquah ICTV Channel 21 through its web-based video streaming archive and some live streaming events.
The Issaquah Police Department serves a resident population of more than 30,000, although the daytime population…More is approximately 40,000.
It is a community-oriented department with a combined commissioned staff of 50 personnel. The Issaquah Chief of Police is Paul D. Ayers.
The city has officers on patrol 24 hours a day. The typical patrol shift consists of one Sergeant and three or four patrol officers. They work a 4-12 Plan which is, 4 - 12 hour shifts, followed by 4 days off.
The department also operates the Issaquah Jail, a modern, 62-bed facility. In addition to providing a secure environment for Issaquah inmates, the following cities have contracted to house prisoners in the Issaquah Jail: Bellevue; Clyde Hill; Duvall; Maple Valley; Medina; Mercer Island; North Bend; Redmond; Sammamish; Snoqualmie; Black Diamond; Normandy Park; Bothell; Carnation; Kirkland; Shoreline; Woodinville; Newcastle; and Pacific.
Issaquah also contracts with Yakima County Corrections for housing some of Issaquah's long term/special prisoners.
The Police Department shares a facility with a number of Issaquah City Departments on Sunset Way just east of Front Street.