Reporting Suspicious Activity in Seattle

Reporting Suspicious Activity in Seattle

Map of Washington: Seattle

If there is an emergency, call 911.

The City of Seattle encourages you to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity and keep Seattle safe from terrorism and crime.

To report suspicious activity, call 9-1-1

For all locations in Washington, see:


How to Report Suspicious Activity

Public safety and security is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority using the “5W’s”:

Who did you see? What did you see? When you saw it. Where it occurred. Why it's suspicious.Who did you see? What did you see? When you saw it. Where it occurred. Why it's suspicious.

If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Do not report suspicious activity to the Department of Homeland Security. Instead, notify local law enforcement.

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