Sept/Oct 2022 - Snohomish County Public Safety Alerts
July/August - Vacation safety tips to read before you go
Vacation is a time to relax and have fun. Here are some tips to prevent crime from spoiling a good vacation.
May/June 2022: Hiking Prepared this Spring
With spring turning into summer going up to the mountains for a hike might look like a great thing to do. Hiking prepared ensures that you have a great time.
March/April 2022: CATALYTIC CONVERTERS—THEFTS REMAIN A PROBLEM
Jan/Feb 2022: DRONES - GIVING DEPUTIES A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE
Nov/Dec 2021 - Holiday Online Shopping Safety
With inventories at stores (brick and online) short of items due to supply chain problems, online shopping safety is doubly important. Learn how to avoid being scammed in this Holiday issue.
Sept./Oct. Newsletter - Fraud spiked in 2020: Tips to stay safe
Fraud spiked in 2020 in Snohomish County and the State of Washington. Here are tips for avoiding fraud and getting help or more information about fraud.
(July/August 2021) COVID stressors: drug addiction, overdoses & how to help
COVID has stressed our society in so many ways. One of them is in drug addiction, overdoses and overdose deaths. Learn about current drugs in use and how you can help deputies and drug addiction victims.
May/June 2021: This issue looks into car theft, catalytic converter theft, and carjacking
RANSOMWARE (March/April 2021)
COVID-19: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & MENTAL HEALTH (Jan/Feb. 2021)
With the tension and apprehension of COVID-19 over the last year mental health and the prospect of suicide have become more acute. Also, domestic violence survivors have become more vulnerable to their abusers. Here are resources that can help.
Holiday Shopping - New Emphasis on Online Safety (November/December 2020)
Online safety during distance learning (September/October)
This issue recommends steps to take to protect your child while they are in online distance learning.
Safety in the Mountains (July/August 2020)
With the nice weather, lots of people are enjoying the trails and rivers in the mountains. Here are some tips to have safe adventures.
COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our lives. Here are some ways it has changed crime.
COVID-19 (March/April 2020)
Online and Internet Safety (January/February 2020)
This month's issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at internet and online safety, including "sextortion" and cybercrimes.
ID theft and other holiday season crimes (November - December 2019)
This issue looks at how to protect yourself from theft this holiday season.
Drug Update - More than just opioids (September - October 2019)
For the past few years we have been hearing about the opioid crisis and the efforts by Snohomish County to treat those who are addicted to opioids and heroin. However, cases involving methamphetamine, have been increasing over the past 10 years.
Nuisance Properties (July-August 2019)
This issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at the county's efforts to combat nuisance properties and neighborhood blight.
Boating and Water Safety (May-June 2019)
This issue shares boating safety tips, as well as how to safety enjoy and explore our county's waterways.
Preventing Youth Addiction (March-April 2019)
In this issue, the Snohomish Health District offers advice to parents and others concerned about children and drugs, including prevention tips.
Community Outreach - Connecting with the Public (January-February 2019)
This issue describes the many ways the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office connects and collaborates with the communities we serve.
Holiday Safety Tips (November-December 2018)
This issue provides safety tips for the holiday season, including information about DUI awareness, ID theft prevention tips, and how to protect yourself from theft.
Response to the Opioid Epidemic in Snohomish County (September-October 2018)
This issue looks at how Snohomish County is responding to our community's opioid epidemic.
Calling 911 (July-August 2018)
This issue of Crime Prevention looks at recent changes to the county's 911 and dispatch centers, as well as advice and tips for when to call 911.
Search and Rescue and Backcountry Safety (May-June 2018)
This issue looks at Search and Rescue missions and provides valuable tips and information to stay safe in Snohomish County's backcountry and wilderness.
Target Zero DUI Enforcement (March/April 2018)
This issue focuses on efforts to make Snohomish County roadways safer through DUI enforcement, pedestrian safety, distracted driving awareness and cracking down on speeding drivers.
Gangs (Jan/Feb 2018)
This issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at gangs in Snohomish County, including recent gang activity and how to keep your kids out of gangs.
Holiday Package Theft Prevention (Nov/Dec 2017)
Holiday crime prevention tips, including preventing package theft, protecting yourself while holiday shopping, protecting your identify and burglary prevention.
Car Theft (September/October 2017)
Facts on car theft, tips for prevention and information about SNOCAT, the Sheriff's Office Auto Theft Task Force.
Transit Unit (July/August 2017)
Featuring the Sheriff's Office Transit Unit.
The Opioid Epidemic (May/June 2017)
This issue looks at the county's opioid epidemic, it's causes and impact on our communities, and what you can do.
Sex Trafficking (Mar/Apr 2017)
This issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at sex trafficking, what it is, how the sheriff's office investigates sex crimes and what you can do to help.
Volunteering at the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (Jan/Feb 2017)
This issue of Partners in Crime looks at volunteer opportunities at the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office and how to become a volunteer.
2016 Holiday Theft Prevention
Tips on preventing holiday theft, including cyber security, holiday shopping, and identify theft.
Law Enforcement Embedded Social Workers (Sept/Oct 2016)
This issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at the recently-created Law
Enforcement Embedded Social Worker position. LEESW provide outreach to the county's homeless population, delivering social services such as addiction and mental health treatment.
Non-Emergency Numbers, Registered Sex Offenders (May/June 2016)
For decades, Snohomish County citizens have been told to call 911 for emergency
and non-emergency calls. Now, there are non-emergency numbers the public can call for non-life threatening situations. This month's newsletter also looks at registered sex offenders, how the public is notified and how risk of re-offending is assessed.
Opioids and Heroin (March/April 2016)
This issue of Partners in Crime Prevention looks at the heroin epidemic.
Social Media and Neighborhood Watch (Jan/Feb 2016)
Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate with our family, our friends and our neighbors. It also has revolutionized
the way we communicate within
Neighborhood Watches, and how local police agencies can communicate with the
public, at least for those agencies that have tried to use social media.
Holiday Safety and Crime Prevention (Nov/Dec 2015)
This issue looks at how to protect yourself from ID theft, holiday shopping safety tips and preventing home burglaries.
A New Approach to Crime Prevention and Public Safety (September/October 2015)
Following the formation of the Office of Neighborhoods, the Sheriff’s Office has initiated a new one-year pilot program to motivate and facilitate frequent users of the jail, homeless, and others in need of
social services to develop a more positive life style.
Personal Safety (July/August 2015)
This issue of the Partners in Crime Prevention Newsletter looks at how to be prepared for an active shooter situation, including the steps to take to protect yourself and how to prevent an attack
Property Crimes (May/June 2015)
The Sheriff’s Office has banded together
with local police agencies in the north
part of the county to reduce property
Drugs and Project Hwy 99 (March/April 2015)
This issue looks at the drugs affecting Snohomish County communities, including heroin and marijuana, as well as a Sheriff's Office collaborative effort to get drugs and drug users off the street
Auto Theft Prevention (January/February 2015)
This month's issue looks at the county's task force dedicated to auto theft prevention, recovery and education, as well as what you can do to prevent the theft of your vehicle.
Holiday Crime Prevention Tips (November/December 2014)
The busy holiday shopping season has returned. Here's a few precautions to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Preventing Crime (September/October 2014)
Recommendations and tips for crime prevention
Home Burglaries (July/August 2014)
What you and your neighbors can do to prevent burglaries in your neighborhood.
Scams and Scammers (May/June 2014)
This month's newsletter looks at scams and scammers - and how to avoid them.
Law enforcement and social media (March/April 2014)
This month's newsletter looks at the Sheriff's Office new website, Neighborhood Watch and social media.
Drugs (Sept. / Oct. 2013)
Human Trafficking (July / August 2013)
Mobile Security (March / April 2013)
Burglary (Jan. / Feb. 2013)
Bullying (Sept. / Oct. 2012)
Block Watch (July / August 2012)
Burglary (May / June 2012)
Juvenile (March / April 2012)
Burglary (Jan. / Feb 2012)
Business Watch (Oct. 2011)
Bullying (Sept. / Oct. 2011)
Animal Control (July / August 2010)
Fraud (July / August 2011)
Drugs (May / Jun 2011)
Internet Safety (March / April 2011)
Domestic Violence (Sept. / Oct. 2010)
911 (May / June 2010)
Burglary (Sept. / Oct. 2009)
Gangs (July / August 2009)
Car Prowls / Thefts (May / June 2009)
Burglary (Jan. / Feb. 2009)
911 (Sept. / Oct. 2008)
DUI (May / June 2008)
Organized Retail Crime (March / April 2008)
Drugs (Jan. / Feb. 2008)
ID Theft (Nov. / Dec. 2007)
Block Watch (March / April 2007)
Gangs (Jan. / Feb. 2007)
ID Theft (Nov. / Dec. 2006)
Domestic Violence (July / August 2006)
Block Watch (May / June 2006)
Burglary (March / April 2006)
ID Theft (July / August 2005)
Burglary (May / June 2005)
Child Personal Safety (March / April 2005)
Animal Control (Jan. / Feb. 2005)
911 (Sept. / Oct. 2004)
Sex Offenders (Sept. / Oct. 2004)
ID Theft (July / August 2004)
Fire Stoppers (May / June 2004)
Internet Safety (March / April 2004)
Car Prowls / Thefts (Jan. / Feb. 2004)
Car Prowls / Thefts (Nov. / Dec. 2003)
Burglary (Sept./ Oct 2003)
Boat Safety (July / August (2003)
Burglary (May / June 2003)
CERT (March / April 2003)
Sex Offenders (Sept. / Oct. 2002)
Sex Offenders (Sept. / Oct. 2002)
Child Safety Seats (July / August 2002)
Methamphetamine (March / April 2002)