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King County Sheriff

Leadership, Integrity, Service, Teamwork

   King County Sheriff

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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












Sheriff's Office Media Information

The Sheriff's Office believes that an open dialogue with the public and with the media is an essential part of our mission to provide quality and professional law enforcement services. In order to carry out our responsibilities, a responsive and professional approach to the news media is necessary. Our goal is to provide all appropriate information to the news media as expeditiously and accurately as possible.

Our Media Relations Officer (MRO) is available to respond to media inquires and requests. The MRO can be reached at (206) 263-2560 during business hours. If we are unable to answer the phone immediately, please leave a voice mail message so that we can return your call as early as we can.

News Releases

News releases are issued regularly and are sent via e-mail to local media outlets. In addition you can sign up for our Twitter or Facebook feeds.

Twitter Updates

For regular updates regarding news activity, follow our MRO on Twitter @KingCoSOPIO / or @KingCoSheriff /

Media Credentials

The Sheriff's Office does not issue media credentials.  However you may obtain credentials from the Seattle Police Department.  More information is available on the SPD web site.

Media Contacts

During Business Hours
Media Relations Officer
Phone: (206) 263-2560
Twitter #1: @KingCoSOPIO
Twitter #2: @KingCoSheriff

 Media Resources