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King County Sheriff - David G. Reichert, Sheriff Leadership, Integrity, Service, Teamwork
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave
Room W-116
Seattle, WA 98104
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What We Do
Ensuring the safety of people in King County is our top priority. The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) aims to do this in a respectful manner based on our core values of leadership, integrity, service, and teamwork.

For the KCSO, community policing is a philosophy, not a program. We don’t have a small group of deputies who solve problems — every employee is expected to provide the best customer service by working with you to address your concerns. Whether you need to get information, solve a neighborhood crime problem, or address an emergency, we will respond, listen, and help. We believe in creating partnerships with the community and the people we serve.

With over 1,000 employees, the KCSO serves the law enforcement needs of over half a million people in unincorporated areas and our thirteen contract cities. The KCSO also provides police departments for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport. Our commitment to meeting the needs of all residents means that services such as SWAT, helicopters, and canine units are available to King County’s 1.6 million residents. The Sheriff’s Office also manages King County’s regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Since 1988, this system has helped identify thousands of criminals.
See how our 1,000 employees are organized to serve you.
A professional call receiver working in our new Communications Center will be your first point of contact in an emergency.
Deputies patrol neighborhoods, respond to emergencies, and work with people to deter criminals.
Learn how these highly-trained teams improve officer and resident safety.
We offer local police services in unincorporated King County and thirteen cities. Our regional services cover the entire county.
We have many detectives who specialize in investigating complex crimes such as fraud, homicide, sexual assaults, and organized crime.
Serving communities means working in schools. Learn about our nationally-accredited program.
Learn how these statements guide our actions.
Our new site is funded through a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Strategies and the Community Policing Consortium.
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