Seattle 911 calls near me
What types of incidents can receive alerts for?
You pick and choose the addresses, proximity, and types of alerts you individually want to receive. While we automatically monitor the 911 dispatch feed, we only alert each subscriber when the call matches their criteria.
How am I alerted of an incident?
When you subscribe, you will receive personalized assitance setting up the monitoring. You can choose a combination of Text Alerts, Email Alerts, and automated Voice Calls (in beta).
Can I temporarily monitor a location where I am, like a restaurant?
Yes! You can do this for free, even if you are not a subscriber. From within the City of Seattle, send a text message to 206-535-1676 saying "monitor" (without quotes). You will get alerts for two hours for any calls within 1/4 mile of your location.
How do I contact someone for questions or support?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a real human response.
How do I subscribe?
Simply go to the Subscribe page and follow the instructions. It's easy and it is month-to-month with no further commitment. You can pick a set of addresses to monitor (such as your home, your child's school, an elderly parent's house, etc) and choose a radius around each address where you want to be alerted of calls. You also can pick specific types of 911 calls and be alerted of them anywhere in the city (building fires, major accidents, etc.). Once you subscribe, we give you personalized assistance setting up exactly the monitoring your want.
How do I unsubscribe?
Visit our Unsubscribe page and follow the instructions.
How does this service work?
Our service monitors the live data feeds created by Seattle's CAD (computer-aided-dispatch) system. As long as CAD is working and the data feeds are being published, we process the feeds, geo-encode addresses to calculate proximities, and trigger push alerts to our subscribers. Most often, you are notified within 3 minutes of the 911 call - often well before emergency services even arrives on scene.