Bellevue is committed to protecting and serving everyone in the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical ability and sexual orientation. Any form of intolerance, hate speech or discrimination is unacceptable. Bellevue police will not ask the immigration status of suspects, witnesses or victims.
The city suggests the following resources for individuals, families, neighbors or classmates if they find themselves victims of hate crimes or discrimination or if they have concerns about changes in federal immigration policies.
If you experience a hate crime and/or feel your safety threatened, call 911 for help from the Bellevue Police. The department’s non-emergency phone number is 425-577-5656. As noted above, officers will not inquire into your immigration status.
If you have concerns about your immigration status or the possibility of deportation for you or family members, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project can help.
If you call or go to City Hall, Mini City Hall or a Bellevue community center or fire station, city staff have access to a language line at no cost to you. If English isn’t your first language, please don’t let this stop you from seeking services here.