Kenmore police precinct to close in cost-saving measure

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The King County Sheriff’s Precinct located in Kenmore will close as of Monday, December 5, 2011, and will be combined another precinct and located in Sammamish City Hall.

The closure is part of an effort by the Sheriff’s Office to save money and move deputies closer to the citizens and communities they serve. The Sheriff estimates that the moves will save King County taxpayers more than $8 million over the next 20 years by closing these facilities. 
 “We are saving money, strengthening our relationships with our contract city partners, and improving our access and visibility for the benefit of the citizens of King County,” noted Sheriff Rahr.
The Kenmore Precinct will move to Sammamish City Hall and will be open by February 1. Services that have traditionally been provided to the public at the precinct such as concealed pistol licenses (CPL) and fingerprinting will be temporarily available at Shoreline Police until the moves are complete.

Anyone who uses the Kenmore Precinct may go to the Shoreline main police station for fingerprinting and concealed pistol licenses. Shoreline provides these services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. The Shoreline Station is located at 1206 N. 185 St. You can make an appointment by calling (206) 801-2710.

The downtown Sheriff’s Office located at the King County Courthouse also provides fingerprinting and concealed pistol licenses on a walk in basis. The address is 516 3rd Ave. Suite 150 located on the first floor of the courthouse.

For more help or information call 206-296-4155 or visit the Sheriff’s Office website.


Anonymous,  November 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

Or perhaps, the citizens of Kenmore can figure out a way to work with LFP to do things like CWPs and fingerprint services with the PD there versus driving all the way to Shoreline.

Anonymous,  November 24, 2011 at 5:09 PM  

"The closure is part of an effort by the Sheriff's Office to save money and move deputies closer to the citizens and communities they serve."
How is moving the office to Sammamish moving the deputies closer to the citizens of Kenmore and Shoreline, communities which they serve? If I lived in Kenmore I would be pleading with the City Council to contract with Lake Forest Park for police services so I would have actual local police and wouldn't have to go all the way to Sammamish to visit the precinct offices!

Anonymous,  November 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Yeah, if Kenmore wants small town wannabes patrolling their city, they should contract with LFP! I'm guessing they work in LFP instead of larger agencies with more opportunities for a reason.

Anonymous,  November 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

I'll take LFP or even Bothell over KCSO which has had some dubious history, as of late.

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