City of SeaTac Police Department
Emergency dispatch: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency dispatch: (206) 296-3311
SeaTac Police Department
4800 S. 188 Street
SeaTac, WA 98188
Business Phone: (206) 973-4900
Chief Carl Cole
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The City of SeaTac is approximately 10 square miles, with an ethnically diverse community of roughly 28,000 residents. In addition to local residents, thousands of visitors pass through the city each year accessing the hotels, restaurants and services of the SeaTac International Airport, located entirely within the city's boundaries. This combination creates very special demands for police services in the community.
SeaTac Police Department includes patrol officers, detectives, traffic enforcement officers, and community service officers, as well as a crime prevention officer and a school resource officer. These SeaTac Police members host various community outreach programs and public safety forums to keep residents and businesses engaged in community policing and problem solving projects that are unique to the city. Programs include community police academy, block watch programs, community emergency response team training, hotel/motel crime fighting, and police explorers, among many others.
SeaTac Police Department also focuses on reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic accidents along its busy corridors. In collaboration with the City of SeaTac Public Works, the department continues to analyze collision data to look for ways to improve traffic safety through a variety of education, enforcement and engineering efforts.
The City of SeaTac has partnered with the Sheriff's Office for police services since incorporating in 1990.
"I can still remember coming to work as a Community Service Officer in SeaTac 15 years ago, thinking that a big part of the community was airport. I was very much mistaken. SeaTac is a unique community mixed with businesses, residential homes, multifamily complexes, parks and recreation areas. I was surprised at the variety and complexity I found. As a Community Service Officer, I work in a unit that is a conduit for police-to-community and community-to-police information and assistance. Our work is funneled to us from radio communications, officers, human services, schools, businesses and city departments, and we often work in diverse areas of support provision, education, and problem solving. For example, we could be teaching first graders safety in the morning, assisting a family through crisis that afternoon, and directing traffic at an accident in the evening. The Community Service Officer programs that we provide offer an enriched experience for our community, and connect our residents with their police department. Programs like Police Explorers offer the city’s youth a place to build rapport with police officers, develop mentorships, receive training, and build leadership skills. Our Community Police Academy for adults is a very thorough experience that demonstrates the numerous specialized county and city police units, and provides basic information about police work and training. Community Service Officers also make a lot of referrals to other agencies and city departments. I feel confident in sharing that the city employees and community members I have worked with always compliment our department, our professionalism, and our work ethic. Speaking on behalf of everyone in the SeaTac Police Department--including patrol officers, detectives, sergeants, support and command staff--I know that we all benefit from our dedication to the City of SeaTac, and the support we get from the community in return." - Eloise Kruger, SeaTac Community Service Officer