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.
members assist Seattle Police Department efforts to identify, deter, defeat or
mitigate potential acts of terrorism by reporting suspicious activity in a
The Seattle Shield membership is comprised of a diverse
group 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, public transportation partners, etc..
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.
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.
Communication 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, information
to have available when calling 9-1-1, and active shooter training.
Membership questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org