What are your priorities for police services in Sammamish?
We need your feedback to develop strategies for how the City can continue to provide high quality police services that are aligned with community priorities!
Thank you for taking the time to assist us in better understanding community perceptions of safety and priorities for police services in Sammamish. To get started, just click on "Take the Survey."
This survey is one component of a larger Police Service Study effort that will ultimately lead to recommendations for how the City can continue to provide high quality police services aligned with community priorities.
The City of Sammamish is changing, as are the key issues facing the Sammamish Police Department, the services of which are provided through contract with King County. Population growth, annexations, and increasing density in areas like the Town Center bring new challenges. Growing diversity brings the need to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for all residents. Individuals experiencing distress, including homelessness, domestic violence, or mental health issues, often encounter the police as a first contact with the City.
The City desires to best serve residents, business owners, and visitors by providing responsive, well-managed, effective, and efficient law enforcement that are reflective of community concerns and priorities. To accomplish this, the City is conducting community engagement and an operations analysis to establish a long-range plan to identify, prioritize, and operationalize opportunities for positive change. The final product will be a consultant report, which, as well as the evaluative and planning processes themselves, will align the understanding and expectations of the community, the City, the Department, and King County Sheriff’s Office, establishing updated contract terms and a road map for the Department’s continued evolution. The consultant report will incorporate contemporary policing strategies and best practices to help the City and the Department address changes in the community and the broader operating environment.
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