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Crime prevention and safety

Crime prevention and safety

There are many resources on the web that can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your possessions. Here, we offer a few tips and encourage you to visit other sites as well.

Additional resources include: 

Crime Stoppers

Fighting crime is not just a job for the police. Everyone can join the battle through Crime Stoppers. The citizen-support program allows people to tell about criminal activity without getting directly involved. Anyone with information on a felony crime can call Crime Stoppers at (206) 343-2020 or toll free at 1 (800) CRIME-13 and give the tip to police without giving his/her name. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to the arrest.

Block Watch

Setting up a Block Watch is based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first, and best, line of defense against crime.  The primary purpose of a Block Watch program is the protection of property — yours and your neighbors.  So take an active role in your community by forming a neighborhood Block Watch program.  Time and time again, it has been proven that a good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented! 

Helpful links and resources

National Crime Prevention Council
Web site includes publications, programs, training, and more.

Attorney General's Office
Prevention information and victim resources