How do I file a Police Report?
If the incident you would like to report took place in the City of Shoreline, please contact the Communications Center at (206) 296-3311. The Communications Center can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is also our dispatch center where you can request an officer be dispatched to your location.
**Please note that Police reports are not accepted via e-mail.
How can I obtain copies of Police Reports?
All copies of Police Reports are kept in a central location at the King County Records Unit. The Records Unit is located in the King County Courthouse at 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, and can be reached at (206) 296-4190. To obtain a record, go to www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff. Select "Services", then "Records Requests" and follow the instructions to make a request.
You can also make a written request (which must contain an original signature) and mail to King County Sheriff, 516 Third Avenue, Room W150, Seattle, WA 98104. Please include the case number and/or date and time of incident, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Allow two weeks for the Records Unit to receive a copy of your report.
How do I request an Accident Report?
If you were involved in an accident you can request the Traffic Collision Report from the Washington State Patrol: www.wsp.wa.gov/publications/collision.htm.
Questions? Contact WSP at: Phone 360-570-2355
If you are seeking a copy of an accident report that contains investigative records- or any other case related documents (incident reports, statements, 911 calls, photos, etc.), you may make your request online at:
www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff Select "services", then "records requests".
What are the false alarm fines?
In accordance with City of Shoreline Ordinance No. 9.20.050 False alarm - Civil penalty. A. Any person or business, through error, omission or mechanical/electrical failure that causes two or more false alarms in any consecutive six-month period commits a civil infraction punishable by a maximum penalty and default amount of fifty dollars, not including statutory assessments. The penalty and default amount for the third and successive false alarms is seventy-five dollars, not including statutory assessments. Any succeeding false alarms as a result of failure to take the necessary corrective action or any nonpayment of any false alarm charges, or both, may result in the Chief of Police ordering the disconnection of the alarm until either the corrective action is taken or any outstanding charges are paid, or both, or ordering no response to future alarms. For additional information contact: False Alarm Program Coordinator Elise Schwartzmiller at the East Neighborhood Police Center (206) 363-8424, or Officer Obstler at the West Neighborhood Police Center (206) 546-3636.
How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
Call the Shoreline Customer Response Team (CRT), at (206) 801-2700. CRT will take the information and begin the process of tagging the vehicle. Information may be referred to Shoreline Police for any necessary follow-up. Please keep in mind that it may take seven to 14 days for the vehicle to be tagged and towed.
How do I file a complaint or compliment?
Contact the Shoreline Police Department at (206) 801-2710 or King County Internal Investigations Unit at (206) 296-4200.
How do I address speeding or traffic complaints?
Contact the Shoreline Traffic Sergeant at (206) 801-2756 or the City's Customer Response Team at (206) 801-2700.
Where do I go to be fingerprinted?
Fingerprints are done by appointment only. You must be a resident of Shoreline or Kenmore, or providing fingerprints for employment in one of those cities. Contact the Shoreline Police Department for an appointment at (206) 801-2710. The fee is $15 for the first two cards and $5 for any additional cards. Form of payment must be by personal check drawn on a Washington state bank. A money order can be accepted if you do not have the appropriate check. Please provide your own fingerprint cards which can be obtained from whomever has requested your fingerprints.
How do I obtain a concealed weapon permit?
Shoreline Police Department processes concealed pistol licenses for Shoreline or Kenmore residents- by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Shoreline Police Department at (206) 801-2710. The fee is $52.50 for an original, $32 for a renewal, $42 for a late renewal and $10 for a replacement. Please note the form of payment must be personal check drawn on a Washington state bank or a money order. Cash cannot be accepted. Permits are valid for five years. If you are not a resident of Shoreline or Kenmore, or for more information, visit the King County Sheriff's Office Web site.