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Effective 08/09/2022:

Our precinct lobbies are open as staffing allows. Please call ahead to ensure availability. You can find your precinct's contact information here.

Deaf and Interpreter Services

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

NOTE: Callers using TTY equipment must dial 9-1-1 to reach police, fire and emergency medical assistance.

  • To assist hearing impaired callers, every 9-1-1 phone console in the Seattle Police 9-1-1 Center is equipped with a Text Telephone (TTY) machine
  • Each calltaker is trained in the procedures to answer these calls.
  • Frequent test calls are done to assure that calltakers maintain their TTY skills.

Interpreter Services

  • Call takers have immediate access to interpreters who can assist them in communicating with callers
  • The 9-1-1 call taker will connect you to an Interpreter, and they will coordinate their assistance.

To access interpreter services:

  • Call 9-1-1 and in English, state that this is an emergency (either fire or medical) and what language (or dialect) you speak.
  • The operator will conference the call with an interpreter.
  • Let the interpreter control the conversation.

Police

Adrian Diaz, Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".