Crime Prevention

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One of the goals of the Shoreline Police Department is to promote and enhance the City’s safe community and neighborhood programs. It’s our goal to work with residents on crime prevention efforts and improve interaction and communication from the police department. By working together we can do a better job of preventing crimes of opportunity and apprehending criminals. 

A strong community bond is our most effective tool in accomplishing these goals. 40% of our burglaries are committed by the suspect entering through an unlocked door or window.  In most vehicle break-ins, the suspect is after a visible item(s) of value. We encourage residents to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 911. A police officer patrolling your neighborhood may not recognize a stranger in your yard, but your neighbor will. We’ve had good success at catching burglars in the act when residents call 911 immediately to report suspicious activity.

One of the single most important ways to reduce crime in your neighborhood is to know your neighbors and watch out for each other. Shoreline Police encourage you to start a Shoreline Watch group to bring your neighbors together and promote safety and communication.

To learn more about crime prevention and other programs the City and Shoreline Police Department provide, contact Officer Paula Bates at paula.bates@kingcounty.gov or (206) 801-2764.

Crime Prevention and Safety Programs

Free Gun Locks

National Night Out

Shoreline Watch (Block Watch)

Solicitor Registration Program