Public Safety

Committee regular meeting days and time:

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

  • Criminal justice and law enforcement, including the Seattle Police Department, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Seattle Municipal Court;

  • The Community Assisted Response and Engagement Department, including the City’s 911 Center and development and implementation of programs related to alternatives to police response;

  • Police accountability, including the Office of Police Accountability, Office of Inspector General, and the Community Police Commission;

  • The Seattle Fire Department, including fire prevention and suppression, and emergency medical services; and

  • The Office of Emergency Management, including emergency preparedness, management, and response.

City Council

Address: 600 Fourth Ave. 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34025, Seattle, WA , 98124-4025
Phone: (206) 684-8888
Phone Alt: Listen Line: (206) 684-8566
Fax: (206) 684-8587
Meet the Council

The Seattle City Council establishes City policy through enactment of ordinances (laws) and adoption of resolutions. The City Council also approves and adopts the City's budget. The nine Council members and their legislative assistants are part of the City of Seattle Legislative Department.