Ensuring the safety of people in King County is our top priority. We aim to do this in a respectful manner based on our core values of leadership, integrity, service, and teamwork. Every employee is expected to provide the best customer service by working with you to address your concerns.
With over 1,000 employees, the KCSO serves the law enforcement needs of over half a million people in unincorporated areas and our twelve contract cities. The KCSO also provides police departments for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport. Our commitment to meeting the needs of all residents means that services such as helicopters and bomb disposal are available to King County's 1.6 million residents.
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The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) updates our strategic business plan every year to reflect current information and our strategy to achieve our goals and mission. The format and presentation of information is derived from the King County budget instructions.
The policies published in this manual have been adopted for the guidance of the members of the King County Sheriff's Office. Department members have the responsibility to know and abide by these policies and procedures.