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Reimagining Public Safety Survey

Let your voice be heard. Complete our survey to help create new approaches to public safety in urban unincorporated King County. Click on your preferred language:

RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

In 2020 King County committed to addressing racism as a public health crisis by investing in community wellness to combat longstanding disproportionate impacts experienced by low income and BIPOC communities—impacts further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of King County government is committed to implementing a racially equitable response to this crisis, centering on our communities. Intentional and meaningful community engagement leading to co-creation is foundational to King County’s success in living its value of leading with racial justice, and effectively becoming a more anti-racist government and region.

FROM COMMUNITY POLICING TO COMMUNITY CARE

King County acknowledges that the practice of law enforcement in the United States and in King County includes a history of harmful impacts and barriers to the families, health and futures of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. Mistrust in law enforcement, inequitable enforcement of law and policy, and the loss of life at the hands of the state continue to impede community safety and wellbeing.

WE CAN REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY.

We have an opportunity to create something new and better. We as a county must approach public safety with a commitment to focus on race and social equity. Together we can create meaningful change that improves public safety beyond the

role of policing and detention, and invests in community wellness and care as defined by communities like yours.

WE CAN CREATE TRUE COMMUNITY SAFETY AND WELLBEING - TOGETHER.

It’s time for King County to create new practices and resources that support community safety and care.

Reimagining public safety is part of a County-wide focus that prioritizes personal and community wellness and dismantling systemic racism.

Our solutions must focus on meeting the needs of our communities to ensure safety and wellbeing —not just traditional methods of policing and criminal justice.

We can create alternatives that are restorative, less traumatic, more equitable—and more successful.

YOUR IMPACT

Understanding your experiences and aspirations is foundational to King County’s success in living its commitment to create and sustain holistic communities where all residents are safe and supported.

Your ideas will inform Pilot programs to launch in 2022. Click on your preferred language to take our survey: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Somali.

Staff contact for more information: Rashd Ibrahim, ribrahim@kingcounty.gov, 206-477-3263

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Dow Constantine
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