Shoreline is composed entirely of the contract City of Shoreline, which is located 15 miles north of downtown Seattle. With more than 53,000 residents, it is Washington’s 14th largest city. The precinct boundaries are Seattle to the south, Snohomish County to the north, Puget Sound on the west and Lake Forest Park on the east. In addition to the precinct headquarters, Shoreline also has an Eastside and a Westside community storefront with regular office hours.
Services for City Residents
Additional information about services and programs offered by the City of Shoreline Police Department can be obtained by calling the precinct or community storefronts, or by visiting the Shoreline Police Department website.
These programs are also frequently advertised for the public in the city’s Currents publication, the city television channel, and in neighborhood newsletters and e-mail notifications.
Anti Auto Theft Program
The Anti Auto Theft Program is an educational program that provides citizens with crime prevention information as well as other theft deterrent tools. This program also offers a discounted steering wheel lock known as “The Club.” Steering wheel locks for both cars and trucks are sold at no profit to the public and are available at both storefronts. Citizens can get more information about The Club on the department's website.
Bicycle Registration Program
Shoreline PD will register bicycles for Shoreline residents. Additional information about the Bicycle Registration Program is available on the department's website.
Fingerprints are done by appointment only. You must be a resident of Shoreline or Kenmore, or providing them for employment in one of those cities. Contact the Shoreline Police Department for an appointment at (206) 801-2710. The fee is $15 for the first two cards and $5 for any additional cards. Form of payment must be by personal check drawn on a Washington state bank or a money order. Cash cannot be accepted. Please provide your own fingerprint cards, which can be obtained from whomever has requested your fingerprints.
Neighborhood Block Watch
The Neighborhood Block Watch program organizes neighbors to promote crime prevention and deter crime. Areas interested in starting a Neighborhood Block Watch should contact the nearest storefront office or see the department's website for more information about the Block Watch Program.
Citizen’s Academy classes last for 6 weeks. The purpose of the classes is to create lasting partnerships between police and citizens by teaching citizens about police work. To find out when the next Citizens’ Academy will be held, contact 206-801-2710.
Free Gun Locks
“Put a lock on safety” with free gun locks from the Shoreline Police. The give away is made possible by a grant from Project Home Safe and the U.S. Department of Justice. The cable locks are designed to work on all types of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. The locks come with an instructional booklet and a key. Residents can find out more information about free gun locks on the department's website.
Vacation House Check
The Vacation House Check Program provides assistance to citizens who wish to have their home checked by an officer while they are gone on vacation. Vacation House Check request forms are available at the storefronts. More information about vacation house checks can be found on the department's website.
Services For Businesses & Business Owners
Business Watch Programs
Business Watch is an umbrella program which includes many more specific business crime prevention programs including the Retail Theft Program, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) surveys, crime free multi-unit housing seminar for landlords, Business Watch News, and monthly burglary summaries and maps. More information about specific programs can be found on “Business Watch” section of the department's website.
Concealed Weapons Permits
Shoreline Police Department processes concealed pistol licenses for Shoreline or Kenmore residents by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Shoreline Police Department at (206) 801-2710. The fee is $52.50 for an original, $32 for a renewal, $42 for a late renewal and $10 for a replacement. Please note the form of payment must be a personal check drawn on a Washington state bank or a money order. Cash cannot be accepted. Permits are valid for five years. If you are not a resident of Shoreline or Kenmore, or for more information, visit the King County Sheriff's Office Web site.
Learn more about gun permit fees and renewals.