Public Affairs Office

  • Providing timely and accurate information to the public is vital to the mission of the Seattle Police Department.
  • We release public safety information as quickly as possible, often in a variety of formats. Information is distributed to news media and across our social channels, including Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor.

Visiting Us

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.


Sue Rahr, Interim 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".