King County is currently in Phase 2 of reopening.

Information for Shoreline

A Message from Chief Ledford

Dear Shoreline Community,

The actions and inaction of the Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers that caused the death of Mr. George Floyd do not reflect the values, training and de-escalation efforts used by the Shoreline Police Department. We are deeply saddened by what occurred on May 25th and expect our officers to be professional at all times. The actions that led to Mr. Floyd’s death are not acceptable and are against Shoreline’s policies, practices and values. Similar actions would not be tolerated in Shoreline and they should not be tolerated anywhere as an acceptable police response.

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Shoreline Police Policies

The City of Shoreline contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services.  Although officers work for King County, they are assigned to work specifically in Shoreline and focus on building relationships with the Shoreline community. The Police Chief reports to the King County Sheriff and the Shoreline City Manager.

Shoreline Police policies follow those of the larger King County Sheriff's Office. Those policies are available for public view on King County's website.

Shoreline Police Policies and Accountability

COVID-19 Information

The Shoreline Police Station is currently closed to the public. We will reopen to the public when King County moves to Phase 3 of the State's Safe Start Plan.

The Shoreline Police Department has suspended appointments for fingerprinting services and concealed pistol licenses, as these transactions require person-to-person contact. 

In order to limit exposure to COVID-19 for our Deputies and the community, reports for eligible incidents will only be taken online or by phone. This only applies to incidents that are not emergencies, are not currently in progress, and had no evidence left behind. As always, for emergencies call 911.

For questions, you may still call us at 206-801-2710. 

Shoreline's Police Department

black patch midsize 80 1Shoreline Police are committed to preventing crime and maintaining an environment where people feel safe in their homes and in public spaces. Shoreline continues to be a safe community with a stable crime rate and our police employees know how important it is to be responsive to community needs and concerns. 

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Police Station is located at Shoreline City Hall

The Police Station is located at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N. We are currently closed to the public due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We will reopen to the public when King County moves to Phase 3 of the State's Safe Start Plan.

A message from Police Chief Shawn Ledford

I encourage you to start a Shoreline Watch group in your neighborhood to meet a Shoreline officer that patrols your neighborhood and receive crime prevention tips. To start a block watch or get more information, contact Officer Paula Kieland at or (206) 801-2764.

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Nurturing Trust Workshops

Shoreline Police continue to address the community's needs to reinforce trust and working relationships by educating residents on laws and basic police procedures. The Nurturing Trust workshop series provide an opportunity for Police to have direct communication with the residents of Shoreline and deliver information that is both preventative and informational.

More information:
Community Service Officer Dahlia Corona at (206) 801-2719 or

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