Public Safety & Human Services

Committee regular meeting days and time:

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

  • criminal justice and law enforcement, with special emphasis on programs and strategies to reduce crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and youth violence (including the Seattle Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office);
  • oversight of the Community Safety and Communications Center;
  • development and implementation of programs related to alternatives to police response and programs to reduce the public’s involvement with law enforcement and decrease involvement with the Criminal Legal System;
  • police accountability (including the Office of Police Accountability, Office of Inspector General, and the Community Police Commission), and the implementation of the Settlement Agreement between the Department of Justice and the City of Seattle regarding the Seattle Police Department;
  • coordination with municipal, regional, state, and federal agencies engaged in public safety issues (including the Seattle Municipal Court);
  • fire prevention and suppression, and emergency medical services;
  • emergency preparedness, management, and response; and
  • youth justice, alternatives to youth detention, and alternative housing options to youth incarceration;
  • human services including but not limited to: child care, aging, disability services, safe and thriving communities and the Let Everyone Advance with Dignity (LEAD) program; and
  • local and regional public health.

City Council

Address: 600 Fourth Ave. 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34025, Seattle, WA , 98124-4025
Phone: (206) 684-8888
Phone Alt: Listen Line: (206) 684-8566
Fax: (206) 684-8587
Meet the Council

The Seattle City Council establishes City policy through enactment of ordinances (laws) and adoption of resolutions. The City Council also approves and adopts the City's budget. The nine Council members and their legislative assistants are part of the City of Seattle Legislative Department.