Along with the rest of the City of Redmond, the Police Department has made some changes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our essential staff levels remain normal, and these changes will not diminish the ability of police and fire to respond to emergency calls.
As of March 12:
- The Redmond Public Safety Building (8701 160th Ave NE) is closed to the public from Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 20. The outside phone that reaches our dispatch center is available 24/7.
- Essential police staffing (officers, 911 dispatchers and necessary support staff) is at normal levels. If you have an emergency, call 911. Our 24/7 non-emergency line is 425-556-2500.
- RPD has suspended fingerprinting services to the public until further notice. This includes fingerprinting as part of the application process for a Concealed Pistol License.
- All public police events have been canceled through the end of March.
- We encourage online reporting for non-emergency, minor incidents https://www.redmond.gov/419/Online-Reporting
- Officers have the personal protective equipment needed for safe contact while they respond to calls.
- Police and City staff are taking all safety precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control and King County Public Health.
- The King County District Court in Redmond is closed until March 27, but for civil orders of protection hearings and in custody criminal matters via video. The prosecutor's office will be sending recommendations on those matters electronically.
The COVID-19 outbreak in our community is rapidly evolving, and we will continue to provide the most up to date information available.
"We are committed to providing the same high level of police response our community expects and deserves from us while ensuring everyone remains healthy and safe," Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said.
For information about the City of Redmond COVID-19 information and resources, please visit redmond.gov/COVID-19.
For information about all City of Redmond building closures, see today's press release.
Media contact: Andrea Wolf-Buck, RPD Public Information Officer, 425-440-1316,Â firstname.lastname@example.org