Lake Forest Park ranks in top 15 safest cities in the State

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Safest Cities in Washington 2019

From LFP Police Chief Steve Sutton

As some of you may know, the Police Department’s Vision is to ensure the City of Lake Forest Park is one of the safest cities in the Puget Sound Region, achieved through the delivery of quality law enforcement services. 

Once again, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has Lake Forest Park ranked in the top 15 in the State of Washington -- not just in the Puget Sound Region -- and third in King County behind Snoqualmie and Enumclaw. That is simply amazing given the demographics and the rankings of our neighboring cities.

Here are a couple of quick facts from our 2018 annual report (to be published in a couple of weeks):
  • There were 39 residential burglaries in 2018, down from 50 in 2017 and from 97 in 2014
  • There were 3,014 proactive traffic stops even with our staffing issues, which is over 300 more than our seven year average of 2,700
  • Officers conducted 1,361 proactive neighborhood patrols, which is again over 300 more than our five year average of 1,034

The Police Department’s annual operations plan has been the key to our success outlining specific performance measures, intense community outreach activities, and coordinated partnerships that has led to our success.

If you would like to find out more about specific objectives in our plan, check it out on our webpage.


Unknown January 31, 2019 at 8:27 AM  

How come Shoreline isn't on the list anywhere?

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