Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound knows the past several months have been incomprehensible—both around the world and right at home in our communities. No one could have predicted how much of an impact COVID-19 would have on our lives, but we’re doing everything we can to adapt to the situation at hand and to assist families and businesses to stay safe during this pandemic. We will continue to fight regional felony crimes as best we can and look forward to your continued support in our efforts. In the meantime, we’ve compiled some guidelines and tips to provide for the safety of you, your family, and your businesses alike. WE WILL ALL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!
Considering the recent events in the United States as well as globally, Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has compiled some common sense tips for small business owners who have been forced to close during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The police are already seeing a rise in burglaries and vandalism of commercial establishments, and Crime Stoppers is doing our part to help businesses better protect themselves in these trying times.
Here are some preparations you can make now in the event of later widespread issues:
We are all hoping that this pandemic will end soon, and we can return to our work sites to provide for our families. Remember, Police, Fire, and EMS will be working at full capacity; however, these agencies could take more time than usual to assist you should the need arise. In troubling times, these men and women will be doing all they can to serve and protect our communities.Download PDF
Considering the recent events in the United States as well as globally, Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has compiled these common-sense tips to keep you and your family safe should any type of civil unrest occur. Here are some preparations you can make now in the event of later widespread issues:
Remember, if you don’t need to leave your house, STAY HOME. Police, Fire and EMS will be working at full capacity; however, these agencies could take more time than usual to assist you should the need arise. In troubling times, these men and women will be doing all they can to serve and protect our communities.Download PDF
Considering the recent restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” Order from Governor Inslee, Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has compiled the following safety tips to better protect ourselves during these unprecedented times.
In the late afternoon of April 20 in West Seattle, a woman was approached by what was described as a “strange man in a van” who wanted her to get in his vehicle. She was able to run and get away. The day prior, two children were able to escape a man who attempted to lure them into a van in the Burien area. Both incidents occurred in broad daylight with no other people around.
Due to the quarantine orders in place, our neighborhoods have much less traffic and fewer pedestrians out in public, which makes it easier for criminal activity to flourish. It now becomes more important than ever to be aware of your surroundings to keep you and your family safe.
When out on a walk, running errands, or exercising, Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound suggests the following:
In these uncertain times and anxiety caused by COVID-19, Domestic Violence is on the rise. When domestic partners are confined to isolated homes with an abusive partner whose coercive and physically violent tendencies are enabled and further inflamed by economic stressors, the outcome can be devastating, especially when outside ties are limited or severed. The Seattle Police Department alone states that DV response is up more than 20%.
What can you do if you are a victim of Domestic Violence? What can you do if you feel someone you know might be abused and what are the signs to recognize? Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has compiled these safety tips to better protect those victims and aid in removing a victim from an abusive situation:
Other things to consider doing:
Even with a “Stay at Home” order in place, in our isolation, we can remain vigilant, care for one another, and help whenever we can.Download PDF