Safety & Crime Prevention
The mission of the Community Health and Safety Section is to leverage community partnerships; institute creative problem-solving techniques through a unified interdepartmental approach; and foster outreach through education to address conditions that fuel crime and public disorder while maintaining a proactive stance on criminal trends and nuisance problems that impact the quality of life for citizens in Lynnwood.
VIPS (Volunteers in Public Safety) was founded in 1988. This program offers a variety of service opportunities to the community. These valued volunteers conduct our Vacation House Check program as well as support administrative needs for the department and City at large. You can often connect with them at popular community events such as National Night Out, Tip a Cop, and many community resource fairs and events listed below.
Activities for VIPS Include:
To apply with the VIPS please click here!
Citizens Patrol members act as extra eyes and ears for the Police Department. They help prevent and reduce crime through the observation and reporting of suspicious or possible criminal activities. Citizens Patrol members conduct bike patrol, disabled parking enforcement, neighborhood visits, radar watch, business watch, car unlocks, decoy car deployment, child care, translation for officers, and other projects as assigned. They also direct traffic at accident scenes and are called out to help with emergencies, such as storms, flooding, and other large incidents.
Activities For Citizen Patrol Include:
Apply to volunteer with the Citizens Patrol here!