Crime Prevention and Safety
Community Police Stations
The Bellevue Police Department has two full service community sub-stations -- in Crossroads, outside the Crossroads Mall, and in Factoria, inside the Factoria Mall. Each station is manned by a full-time patrol officer. Police substations are open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and are staffed by department volunteers. There is one full time station officer posted at the main police station downtown in City Hall.
The Crossroads and Factoria substations are committed to a full range of police services including Community Oriented Policing and Problem Oriented Policing. Sub-station officers emphasize pro-active enforcement, problem solving, neighborhood safety presentations, and the hosting of a variety of community special events. Community Special Events include the Child Safety Fair, National Night Out Against Crime and Drug Take Back Days.
The sub-stations are in place to serve our customers and the community. Through the sub-stations we hope to continue to be able to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships in order to keep Bellevue a great place to live, work and play.
The Downtown Squad consists of six officers, one corporal and one lieutenant. The squad functions as a hybrid combination of patrol squad and community services unit. In addition to responding to calls for service in the downtown area they are also pro-active in handling pervasive problems such as graffiti, noise complaints and alcohol-related issues stemming from the ever-growing nightlife population.
One of the core missions of the Downtown Squad is increasing citizen’s perception of safety in the downtown area so that they can feel free to work, live, and play in a safe clean environment. The Downtown Squad has developed relationships with State Liquor Control Board officers, property owners, local private security, and liquor service establishment representatives to foster good-neighbor practices in an effort to support alcohol related recreation/entertainment while protecting the quality of life and citizen’s safety.
Sex Offender Information
State law (Revised Code of Washington 4.24.550) authorizes law enforcement agencies to release information about sex offenders in their jurisdictions when they determine that the information is necessary to protect the public. Sex Offenders Living in Bellevue
Paws on Patrol
Paws on Patrol is a community watch program for residents who regularly walk their dogs through the neighborhood. “Dog Walker Watch” is a program started by the National Association of Town Watch (also responsible for National Night Out). It involves recruiting dog walking members of the community to be extra eyes and ears watching for and more accurately reporting property crimes and/or suspicious activity on their walking route. Our version of the program is “Paws on Patrol,” graciously shared by the Mukilteo Police Department and now used across the Eastside in Mercer Island, Redmond and Issaquah. Sign up for Paws on Patrol
Paws on Patrol Training Guide