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Public Affairs


For inquiries during business hours
Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m,

If we are unable to answer the phone immediately, please leave a voice mail message so that we can return your call as early as we can.

Getting information out to the public is vital to the mission of the Seattle Police Department.

We respond to media requests as early as possible, release public safety information in a timely manner, and accommodate other media requests when needed.

Getting Information

Our Seattle Police Blotter and our Twitter accounts are updated regularly throughout the day with crime and news information.


Prior to your visit during business hours, please let us know as early as possible so that we can advise the lobby security officer of your arrival. The office is located at the Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, in downtown Seattle. The public entrance is on Fifth Avenue, between James and Cherry Streets.


Media representatives who are directly employed by agencies of print, television, radio, and electronic media may be issued a Seattle Police Department media credential. These three-year term credentials are only for identification purposes, and may be revoked at anytime by the department. They do not confer any special and extraordinary privileges or imply endorsements by the department.

All requests must be made in person at the Seattle Police Headquarters, 6th Floor Human Resources Section, 610 5th Avenue, Seattle WA 98124-4986. You must bring photo ID and verification of employment (company ID and/or a verification of employment letter from your employer).


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