GETTING PUBLIC information
The Public Request Unit handles requests for:
- Incident Reports
- Police Reports
- 9-1-1 Tapes
- Accident Reports
- Public Disclosure Requests
SPD is one only a few police agencies that allow our Police Reports to be viewed online.
Learn about the crime happening in Seattle before you read it in the news. Our Public Affairs unit maintains the
Seattle Police Blotter and a Twitter account. These are updated frequently throughout the day as major news stories break. You can also call the Media Update line at 206-684-5520 for recorded updates on major crime events.
Seattle Police make many reports and documents available to the public, including the Department manual, and Annual Statistical Reports. The Office of Professional Accountability also publishes their reports and statistics to the OPA Publications library.
There are many ways to get information about the crime in Seattle: