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   King County Sheriff

Emergency: Call 9-1-1

Call (206) 296-3311 24-hours to report a neighborhood problem or a crime that is not an emergency.

King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave
Room W-150
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-4155
TTY Relay: 7-1-1












Communications Center (9-1-1)

Call receiver If you have an emergency to report, or a crime that is in progress, call 9-1-1 right away. Otherwise, if you would like to report a crime that occurred in the past, call (206) 296-3311. 

Do not send an email to this web site if you need police response.

When You Call…

  • Stay calm. Don't get excited. Take a deep breath.
  • Speak clearly
  • State the problem you are reporting
  • Listen carefully to the questions asked and instructions given
  • Be prepared to answer the following:
    • Location of the problem – full address and nearest cross street
    • Your name
    • Phone number you are calling from
  • Let the 9-1-1 operator control the conversation. Answer all questions.

Do not call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number to find out about things like street closures, weather, laws or local regulations.


Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center (RCECC)
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056 

Other Information Sources

Regional Public Information Network 
News alerts from more than 75 agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. RPIN keeps the public informed about street and highway closures, weather, major transit disruptions, and provides updates on what agencies are doing to respond to emergencies and incidents.

King County 2-1-1
2-1-1 provides easier access to comprehensive information and referral service for health and human service resources. Click the link to learn more. For assistance, call 2-1-1.

Traffic & Weather: Dial 5-1-1
Get real-time traffic and weather information by calling 5-1-1.