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Mabton Police Department

City of Mabton Police BadgeMission Statement

The mission of the Mabton Police Department is to coordinate and form partnerships within the community to preserve the public trust, protect persons and property, to protect the rights of all persons, prevent crime and provide assistance to all citizens.

Philosophy Statement

We the members of the Mabton Police Department:

Believe that the protection of life and property is our highest priority.

Will respect and protect the rights and the dignity of all persons and conduct all citizen contacts with courtesy and compassion.

Will strive for excellence in the delivery of police services and will utilize training, technology and innovation to achieve this goal.

Recognize the department’s interdependent relationship with the community it serves and will remain sensitive to the community’s priorities and needs. We believe that Mabton has a unique community spirit and that we are an important part of our community’s success.

Believe that crime prevention, problem solving and intervention are normally preferred to strict enforcement but, when enforcement is called for, the enforcement is done impartially throughout the community.

Recognize the individual worth of each of it’s members. We will strive to support, develop and encourage every member to their full potential.

Crime Prevention Tips from the Mabton Police Department


Phin Haglin, Police Chief

Phin Haglin, Police Chief

Chief Haglin started his law enforcement career in 1983 and has worked in a number of police and sheriffs offices over the years.  Phin spent the last 15 years as the detective sergeant for two eastern Washington tribes investigating major crimes.

Phin has been active in his communities as a volunteer EMT/fireman and continues as a member of the Creston Fire Department.  Phin is also a long time member of his local school board. He has been married to his wife for 24 years and has two children.  One is a sophomore in college and one is a junior in high school. 

When asked about his goals with the Mabton Police Department Chief Haglin said;” It is my goal to be the catalyst for a positive relationship between the police department and the community.  I will work hard to always be kind, humble and forthright in all that I do.”

For fun Phin enjoys golfing and fishing.

Lee W. Reed, Sargeant

Lee W. Reed, Sergeant

Sergeant Lee Reed was hired on with the Mabton Police Department in February of 2016. He has served in law enforcement for over 25 years.   

He began his law enforcement career with the City of Lewiston, Idaho Police Department in 1986.  In 1988 he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis Clark State College.  He attended the Idaho police academy as well as the Washington State Police Academy.  He currently holds a Washington Executive certificate, as well as first line management, middle management, FBI Command College, and numerous other supervisor certificates. Read the full bio

Tyson Cox, Officer

Tyson Cox, Officer

Officer Tyson Cox started his law enforcement career as a police officer in 2014 for Sauk Suiattle Tribal Police.  Tyson is a very approachable officer and communicates well with the community. 

Tyson has been hired as a full time officer and will be working hard at building positive communications with our community.  We are glad to have Tyson as a part of our public safety team.

Officer Arroyo

Officer Arroyo

Officer Luviano

Officer Luviano

Josh Roberson

Josh Roberson

Josh Roberson is the part time administrative assistant for the police department.  Josh was hired in April of 2016 and splits his time with the police and city clerk’s office.  Josh is a graduate of Heritage University with a degree in accounting.  Josh was born and raised in Mabton and is a great addition to our public safety team.