Fighting crime isn't a job Seattle Police can do alone - it takes all of us working together to make Seattle a safe community. Seattle is fortunate to have a large network of involved residents and business owners who care deeply about their neighborhoods and are willing to work to make them even better.
Seattle has had a strong Block Watch program since 1972, and it is the backbone of collaborative work with SPD and helps make our neighborhoods safer. Block Watch is a national program that is based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime.
Seattle Police partners with local businesses in a variety of ways, but three of the central programs are:
The Community Outreach section works toward building relationships and safer communities, providing information and addressing concerns as best as we can together – while making personal contacts and connections with neighborhood residents, community groups and businesses.
Seattle Police participates in numerous opportunities to continually build their connection with young people with programs and services. Senior commanders also serve on the Mayor’s Youth Commission to meet with young leaders and discuss police programs and policies.
This amazing 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.