for a Safer Olympia
Everyone plays a role in reducing the chance of criminals finding easy targets in Olympia. It is important that citizens work together, and work together with police, to reduce crime and increase the feeling of safety in our community.
Small actions can make a big difference! Something as simple as double checking to make sure car doors are locked can reduce the opportunity for criminal activity. To a higher degree, collaborating with neighbors to create a Block Watch group brings people together, working toward a common public safety goal.
Sharing information is an important part of maintaining a connection between law enforcement and the community. Reporting incidents helps make our data about crime trends more accurate and assists with distributing resources intelligently. We operate a variety of online accounts and services to engage and inform our citizens wherever they are.
View our Social Media Accounts and Online Services
The goal of Block Watch is to reduce crime by educating the community, increasing reporting, and improving communication among neighbors and between neighborhood groups and the police.
• Learn more and start your Block Watch
In Olympia, property crimes are the most common, including residential burglary, vehicle prowls and identity theft. By taking just a few simple actions, you can drastically reduce your chance of being a victim.
View our Crime Prevention Tips
Police Volunteer Programs
Citizen volunteers represent the community in the Olympia Police Department. Opportunities vary from security or traffic control at special events, tracking and logging graffiti tags, and more.
• Learn more and sign up to Volunteer
The Neighborhood Speed Watch Program is a volunteer public awareness program that promotes traffic safety. Trained neighborhood and community volunteers use a digital display to make drivers aware of their speeds.
• Learn more about the Speed Watch Program
Contact Community Programs Officer Rebekah Ziesemer at at 360.753.8578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.