Public Safety

Public Safety

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is committed to promoting public safety and civility in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. The Alliance for Pioneer Square engages the community through open-houses, one-on-one conversations, and resource provision to promote public safety and civility. The Alliance for Pioneer Square partners with the City of Seattle to ensure and environment of public saftey and civility by implmenting strategies to improve the public safety experience and perception.  

A Call to Action

On February 25th, 2019, several of Seattle’s neighborhood business districts transmitted a report to municipal elected officials that analyzes the impact of prolific offenders in our city.

“System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System” was commissioned by neighborhood business districts in Pioneer Square, Chinatown/International District, SODO, Downtown, Ballard, the University District and Seattle’s tourism industry. It analyzes a sample of 100 individuals with high frequency levels of criminal activity (four King County Jail bookings within the past year), community impact, root causes of problem behaviors, and why Seattle’s criminal justice system fails to reduce their recidivism. Report data was compiled from publicly available databases. Find the report here.

Public Safety Resources and Contacts

Download our Public Safety Quick Contacts card for a easy reference of who to call regarding public safety concerns. 

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses

Illegal Activity: 9-1-1 for both emergency and non-emergency reporting. 

On-Going Drug Activity: If police need to be aware of on-going drug activity but doesn’t require immediate response can be reported online as a Narcotics Activity Report or by calling 206-684-5797.

Metropolitan Improvement District (MID): 206-441-3303. Founded by the Downtown Seattle Association in 1999, the MID is a business-improvement area spanning 285 square blocks in downtown – from Denny Way to Pioneer Square and from I-5 to the waterfront. With funding from MID ratepayers, DSA provides cleaning, safety, concierge and homeless outreach services in six center city neighborhoods. MID ambassadors are on the streets of downtown every day, ensuring an inviting, safe and clean urban experience for everyone.

Community Police Team: 206-684-8995.  Community Policing is designed to address the distinctive needs of each community. The plans take a three prong approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct feedback on perceptions of crime and public safety. Community Policing tailored to meet the individual needs of each community, with a unique approach owned by the community.

2-1-1: an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week