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Victim Support Services

The Seattle Police Department is committed to supporting crime victims by offering victim support services. This section provides additional information about these services and advice on support and safety.

If you have been a victim of a crime - always report it to 9-1-1


How can you recognize the signs of elder abuse, or the abuse of vulnerable adults? This section answers what elder abuse is and steps you can take if abuse is happening.


Seattle Police takes Malicious Harrassment/Bias Crimes very seriously, and has a dedicated Bias Crime Detective well versed on the laws to handle these cases. But sometimes it is hard to know how this crime is defined. This section explains the law and what the police can do to help.


This section gives basic safety, support and resource information for people experiencing Domestic Violence.

Victim support teaM (VST)

This program is built of community members who volunteer their time to help victims of Domestic Violence to give them guidance and help directly after an incident. Learn more about VST and how to get involved.




Victim Advocates

There are victim advocates who attend to the medical, emotional and financial needs of crime victims and their family members, and of crime witnesses. They keep victims apprised of the status of crime investigations, and assist officers and prosecutors in strengthening criminal cases by maintaining communication between them and the victims. Victim advocates provide these services from when the incident occurs until the criminal justice process is completed.

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