The Mayor enacted out of an abundance of caution because of the recent events in our region and around the country that ended in criminal activity with the anticipation that we could see similar activity in Redmond.
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The new curfew order is effective between the hours of 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. beginning on Monday, June 1 and is in effect until Mayor Birney issues a proclamation to end it.
Yes. The Mayor’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order enforcing a curfew applies to the entire city limits.
We are aware of a planned peaceful protest on June 2 at 4 p.m. The City supports peaceful protests and the right for people to exercise their First Amendment rights. We anticipate there may be more protests soon and are preparing in case people plan to come to our City with the sole intent of criminal activity.
We have increased staffing and have mutual aid agreements with other agencies for extra Police and Fire crews to come assist our teams, if necessary.
Yes, it is OK to travel to and from work during the curfew. Business operations and normal non-criminal activities such as going to a gas station, taking your dog briefly outside, etc. are permitted.
We are asking for voluntary compliance of our community to refrain from unnecessarily being in public places during the curfew hours.
Yes, it is OK to take your dog on brief walks.
Yes, those are private property and there is no restriction on being outside on your porch or balcony.
You are allowed to seek emergency and urgent medical care during the curfew. Normal non-criminal activities are permitted during the curfew.
The curfew does not require essential businesses to close.
No, police will not be stopping drivers solely for being driving during the curfew hours. Regular enforcement of traffic violations (speeding, DUI, reckless driving, etc.) will still be enforced.
The Mayor and Police Chief ask all residents and visitors to voluntarily abide by the curfew. The City does not intend to enforce the curfew, except for violations that result in public safety threats including fires, extensive property damage, and violence.
Police response to anyone violating the curfew will be to educate and gain voluntary compliance in the interest of public safety. A citation is the very last resort and not the goal. The order does allow a misdemeanor charge to be filed, but again, this is the least desired outcome.
Yes, criminal behavior and violence will not be tolerated.
Please immediately call the Redmond Police non-emergency line at 425-556-2500 if you see or hear anything that indicates people or groups are planning violence or criminal activity in our City. Call 911 for emergencies.
Public right-of-way is defined as City streets/road surfaces including curbs, sidewalks, utilities, and grass strips. Public spaces are parks, parking lots, trails, etc. Driving on roads is OK but discouraged during the curfew hours due to safety concerns.
Per the proclamation, the general curfew shall not apply to law enforcement personnel who are actively engaged in the performance of their duties; military personnel who are actively engaged in providing assistance pursuant to the request of the Mayor; emergency personnel and other City and government personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; City and governmental officials with valid identification; or representatives of the media authorized in advance by the Mayor’s office or the Chief of the Redmond Police Department or his designee. For purposes of this Order, the phrase “actively engaged in performing or carrying out their duties” includes traveling to and from the location of those duties to begin or end a work shift.