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King County Sheriff

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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












There are many resources on the web that can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your possessions. Here, we offer a few tips and encourage you to visit other sites as well.


Auto Theft 

Avoiding theft, carjacking, buying vehicles, and what to do when stopped by the police


Child Safety

Basic child safety tips, as well as specific issues such as dating, computer use, and babysitting



Learn ways to protect yourself, and find resources if you've been a vicim


Home Security

Protect your home from burglary


 Gun Safety

Safe storage of firearms

Personal Safety

Tips for staying safe at home, at work, and at play



Specific tips for senior populations, including financial scams and elder abuse


Sexual Assault 

Tips for protecting yourself, as well as resources for victims and their loved ones.


Crime Stoppers

Fighting crime is not just a job for the police. Everyone can join the battle through Crime Stoppers. The citizen-support program allows people to tell about criminal activity without getting directly involved. Anyone with information on a felony crime can call Crime Stoppers at (206) 343-2020 or toll free at 1 (800) CRIME-13 and give the tip to police without giving his/her name. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to the arrest.

Block Watch

Setting up a Block Watch is based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first, and best, line of defense against crime.  The primary purpose of a Block Watch program is the protection of property — yours and your neighbors.  So take an active role in your community by forming a neighborhood Block Watch program.  Time and time again, it has been proven that a good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented!  Our Block Watch Program booklet can be found here.


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Helpful Links and Resources

National Crime Prevention Council
Web site includes publications, programs, training, and more.

Attorney General's Office
Prevention information and victim resources