Important Contacts

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Police Department Resource Numbers

Call 9-1-1(24 hours) for: Emergency
All medical, fire and police emergencies, and anytime you believe there is a need to send police, fire or medical personnel to the scene.

Call 625-5011 (24 hours) for: Non Emergency
Any incident which you believe should be reported to the Police Department but does not require immediate dispatch of an officer to the scene.

Call the Southwest Precinct Watch Commander at 733-9800:
If you have an administrative or procedural question.
If you have a comment regarding an officer’s actions, or a “Thank you.”
If you have a suggestion.
The Southwest Precinct address is 2300 SW Webster ST, Seattle, WA 98106

Call the Southwest Precinct Community Policing Team at 684-5483:
If you have a chronic, on-going problem that has not been resolved by calling 9-1-1. Officers are assigned by geographic area, so please indicate the address or area of concern so the appropriate officer can respond.

Call Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon at 386-9766
For information on Block Watch, neighborhood crime and public safety concerns, personal safety and workplace safety presentations, and to schedule free home security surveys. Email:

Call the Narcotics/Vice for:
On-going suspected drug activity 684-5797 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
On-going suspected gambling/prostitution 684-8660 (9:00 am to midnight)

Call the Check Fraud and Forgery Unit at 684-8981 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Information on criteria for accepting checks and prosecution, and follow-up on cases.

Call Parking Enforcement at 625-5011 (24 hours)
For reporting abandoned vehicles on public streets; vehicles parked on planting strips; blocking driveways and on-going parking violations and problems.

Abandoned Vehicle Hotline: 684-8763

Call the Harbor Patrol (24 hrs.) at 684-4071
For reporting any emergency or crime occurring along the ship canal & waterways.

Call SPD Emergency Management at 233-5076
For Disaster Preparedness classes and information

Seattle Police Department Website:

Non-Police Public Safety Numbers

Call the Department of Planning and Development at 684-7899
For concerns on structures that pose a danger to public safety, and illegal littering, storage, weeds, parking, etc. on private property

Call Animal Control at 386-7387 (7:10 am to 8:45 pm)
For injured or dangerous animals and lost pets, Stray animals, animal cruelty.

Call King County Environmental Health Services at 205-4394
For disease prevention through proper sanitation, safe food, proper disposal of waste and toxics, and management of disease-carrying pests

Call the Fire Department for:
Fire education and prevention 386-1450
Suspected arson activity 386-1350
Arson Alarm Hotline: 1-800-55-ARSON (1-800-552-7766)

Call the Parks Department for:
Security in the parks 684-7088
Park maintenance 684-7250

Call the Seattle Department of Transportation for:
Traffic and speeding concerns 684-7570

Call Seattle Public Utilities for:
Graffiti, litter & illegal dumping 684-PKUP (7587)

Call Seattle City Light for:
Customer Service, additional street light, commercial or residential
floodlight rental 684-3000
Street light repair 684-7056
Outage Hotline 684-7400

Call Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) for general information regarding city services and resources. Some centers accommodate bill payment and Passport applications:
Ballard 5604 22nd Ave NW 684-4060
Lake City 12525 28th Ave NE (2nd Floor) 684-7526
University 4534 University Way NE 684-7542

Seattle Public Schools Security: 298-7707 (24 hours)

Child Protective Services, Day Intake: 1-800-609-8764
Central Intake-Nights: 1-800-562-5624

American Red Cross Seattle Office: 323-2345
1900 25th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144

Washington Poison Center: 526-2121 or 1-800-732-6985

City of Seattle Customer Service Bureau 684-CITY (2489)
The Mayor’s complaint line. For all other services needed, including reporting abandoned vehicles.