Seattle Shield was established in 2009 and is a
collaborative partnership for sharing information between the Seattle Police
Department and select entities in the Seattle area.
The mission of Seattle Shield is to
provide a collaborative and information-sharing environment between the Seattle
Police Department and public/private partners in the Seattle area.
Seattle Shield members assist Seattle
Police Department efforts to identify, deter, defeat or mitigate potential acts
of terrorism by reporting suspicious activity in a timely manner.
The Seattle Shield membership is comprised of a number of
private and public partners, security managers, local and federal law
enforcement, and others, who secure Seattle's critical infrastructure. This
includes prominent office towers, Seattle's primary sporting venues, national
landmarks, and public transportation partners.
Seattle Shield uses a secure internet-based website to receive
information from, and send alerts to, members. By sharing this information in a
timely manner the chance of deterring potential terrorist activity increases as
well as the possibility of identifying criminal activity.
All suspicious activity reported must be behavior based.
It is important to keep in mind that suspicious behavior, such as taking
photographs or videos, is not a criminal act by itself, but may be a precursor
to criminal activity.
between members is critical to the success of Seattle Shield. Our members have a working knowledge of the
locations they secure and are more likely to notice suspicious activity at
their place of business. Their willingness to report suspicious behavior to
Seattle Shield allows law enforcement to follow up, and together we achieve
success in protecting our city.
Seattle Shield hosts a bi-monthly meeting for members.
These meetings provide an opportunity for networking and training in subjects
such as: identifying suspicious behavior, surveillance detection, how to call
9-1-1, and active shooter training.
Click here to Apply for Membership
Membership questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org