Public Safety Resources



CALL 9-1-1 for all medical, fire and police emergencies, and anytime you believe there is a need to send police, fire, or medical personnel to the scene.  9-1-1 data informs police resource allocation and helps the Chinatown-ID Business Improvement Area understand the public safety situation in our neighborhood. *Repeat your spoken language if a translator is needed* 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255. It is a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Call 206-625-5011 for non-emergencies. Any incident that does not require immediate assistance fall under non-emergencies.

On-going drug activities that don't require an immediate response can be reported online through the Narcotics Activity Report or over the phone by calling 206-684-5797.


Users can report select issues to the City of Seattle; including abandoned vehicles, clogged storm drains, and illegal dumping. Once downloaded, report an issue in the app by submitting a photo with detailed information and using the map's "drag and drop" feature to pinpoint the location. For more information and a full list of service request categories, visit the city's customer service bureau website.

Illegal Dumping + Graffiti: Seattle Public Utilities: 206-684-7587

For language interpretation, call (206) 684-3000. For historic landmark graffiti removal, call (206) 684-0228.


2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information, referrals, and other assistance to meet a person's needs.

Chinatown-ID Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) currently provides assistance with completing police reports, incident report follow-ups, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), needle removals, human waste clean-ups, litter pick-up, and graffiti removal.

Crime Prevention Coordinator: Crime Prevention Coordinators are experts in crime prevention techniques. You can talk to them about ongoing crime problems in your neighborhood, getting involved in Block Watch, CPTED Assessments, and setting up a meeting to train you and your neighbors on crime prevention tips. 

Non-Police Public Safety Numbers: Comprehensive list of non-police public safety contacts