Crime Prevention & Safety
Crimes can't always be avoided regardless of what you do. However, there are several things you can do to prevent them. The crime prevention topics in the adjacent column are intended to assist in deterring and preventing crimes. Many are preventable, but it does take persistence to make these tips a habit. 

Partner up with your neighbors in an online community. Once you've joined, you can receive information that the Redmond Police Department shares about crime prevention, safety, public events and community notifications.

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Help Us Help You!

City of Redmond has teamed with to help citizens recover lost, stolen, and left-behind property.

Less than 5 percent of owners record the serial numbers of their property, which is the main identifier police uses to locate and return lost, stolen, and left-behind property to its rightful owner. In an effort to reunite residents and business owners with their property, City of Redmond has partnered with, a free property tracking and crime prevention tool.  

A free account can be created in less than one minute online at, or by using a Facebook, Amazon, or Google+ account. Users then register the serial numbers of their valuable items. Registration allows police to search the database using the found item’s serial number; in turn, the system simultaneously emails the owner with its location, who has it and how to get it back. Program participation also assists police in furthering their criminal investigations and plays a critical role in helping police find those responsible for property theft.

Redmond joins Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Tukwila, Bothell, Kenmore, Burien and Issaquah, in addition to 31 other cities from the Puget Sound area with the implementation of TrackMole.  

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Traffic Stops


Few things will make your mood drop like seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Almost all of us have or will at some point be in the driver's seat when those flashing lights appear behind us. Knowing what to do when you are being stopped by an officer can help to alleviate the stress of the situation and ensure the safety of you, your passengers and the officer.

We understand that traffic stops are handled very differently depending on what country you are in and it can be confusing if you are here visiting or new to the area. We have created a brochure to give tips on the dos and don'ts when you find yourself being pulled over. Stop by the Redmond Police Department for paper versions of this brochure (multiple languages available).

Click here to view the traffic stops brochure.

If you are in need of crime prevention material or further information on our programs, please visit us at the Public Safety Building or call the Crime Prevention Unit at 425-556-2541.