Community & Family Issues

If you are experiencing quality of life or crime problems in your neighborhood, the Snohomish Police Department wants to help.  In some cases we may not be able to take immediate action, but we can help you locate resources.


Domestic Violence 

The police department responds to and investigates domestic violence crimes. For family services and referrals, contact Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County or call:


24-hour crisis hotline:  425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873)


Protection orders can prohibit an abuser from contacting you in any way.  Orders are issued by the County District Courts. Find out more about protection orders from Snohomish County Human Services.


Child Abuse and Neglect 

You can make child abuse reports directly to Child Protective Services.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has information about child safety and exploitation.


Elder Abuse, Senior Assistance 

Adults who need assistance with abuse or neglect should contact Adult Protective Services , a section of the Department of Social and Health Services. The department also offers services for seniors. 

For people with dementia or other disorders who are at risk of wandering off and getting lost.  Project Care Tracker might help. The person is given a radio transmitter bracelet to wear. In the event they wander and are lost, Search and Rescue volunteers can quickly locate them with tracking equipment.


Medicine Disposal 

To dispose of unused medication, you can bring your prescription medications to the police department. See our Medicine Disposal webpage.