Safety and security reminder  

With many King County employees still working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fewer “eyes and ears” around to notice when something is out of place in one of our buildings. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few safety tips.  

  • Don’t let anyone “tailgate” you into a county building, and make sure doors shut firmly behind you. Also, don’t prop doors open.  
  • Be alert to your surroundings as you walk to and from your car or transit stop, between buildings, or outside on breaks.  
  • Avoid distractions when walking, such as looking down at your phone or wearing headphones.  
  • If you see someone you don’t recognize in your work area and you feel comfortable doing so, you can ask them why they are there or who they are there to see and then guide them in the right direction.  

Above all, if you see something, say something. Any time you feel something is unsafe, or you have questions about security in King County buildings, call the Facilities Management Division Security’s Emergency Dispatch Center at 206-296-5000. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.