How 9-1-1 works in King County
Did you know that more than 1.76 million 9-1-1 calls were made in 2011 in King County? These calls are selectively routed to the twelve different 9-1-1 centers that answer 9-1-1 calls for 77 police and fire agencies in King County.
The 9-1-1 call centers in King County are:
Bothell Police Department- handles police calls for Bothell and Lake Forest Park
Enumclaw Police Department- handles calls for the Enumclaw Police and Fire
Issaquah Police Department- handles police calls for Issaquah and Snoqualmie
King County Sheriff’s Office- handles police calls for Beaux Arts Village, Burien, Covington, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Metro Transit, Newcastle, North Bend, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Skykomish, Woodinville and Unincorporated King County
NORCOM- handles police calls for Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Kirkland, Medina, and Mercer Island and fire calls for Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, North Bend, Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, Skykomish, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, and Woodinville
Port of Seattle Police Department- handles police calls for Port of Seattle
Redmond Police Department- handles police calls for Carnation, Duvall, and Redmond
Seattle Police Department- handles police calls for Seattle
Seattle Fire Department- handles fire calls for Seattle
University of Washington Police Department- handles police calls for University of Washington
Valley Communications Center- handles police calls for Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Pacific, Renton, and Tukwila and fire calls for Auburn, Algona, Black Diamond, Burien, Des Moines, Fairwood, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, North Highline, Pacific, Palmer, Renton, SeaTac, Selleck, Skyway, Tukwila, and Vashon Island
Washington State Patrol- handles police calls from all state roadways in King County
Please use 9-1-1 responsibly. Call only if you need an emergency response from police, fire or medics. For non-emergencies call your local police or fire department or other appropriate agency.