Local Safety Links

Informational links to help keep your family and neighborhood safe!

The Granite Falls community has a new electronic sign at the State Route 92 entrance into town.  The sign has been in the works for more than two years, and will serve as a communication tool for the City, Fire District, and School District.  Examples of announcements include:  burn bans, flooding, school closures, special school events, City and community events.  We believe this sign will become an important and effective tool for communicating emergency messages.

Electronic sign

Granite Falls Fire District #17 is on S. Granite across from Key Bank.  Chief Jim Haverfield can be reached at 691-7177.

Granite Falls Police (operating through contract with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) is located on S. Granite, across the street from City Hall.  The phone number is 691-6611.

Granite Falls Area Neighborhood Watch
Started in May, 2014, monthly meetings and periodic community training for those interested in, or currently participating in Neighborhood Watch.  The presentation and handouts from the May 19 meeting are posted below.

Neighborhood Watch Handouts

NW 5-19-2014 Presentation

NW 9-17-2014 Granite Falls Neighborhood Watch Presentation

This link provided by local safety instructor Daphne Robert-Hamilton:  Neighborhood Watch Tips

CRIME MAP for Granite Falls and surrounding area.  It’s important to understand how the crime mapping tool is used.

The crime map shows only certain types of crimes when the case has been CLOSED.  For example, a law enforcement officer may respond to 10 calls on a shift.  Of those, perhaps 3 may be non-criminal, 3 may be crimes that are not reported to the crime mapping tool (such as cases involving children, or sexual assault), and of the remaining 4, perhaps 2 are open cases, which are also not reported.  That leaves 2 cases that fall into the specified crimes shown on the crime map, and that the officer was able to open and close, either that same day or later.

Once at the site, you can choose to see reports for particular time periods, as well as neighborhood locations.  The map has a tool to zoom in and out.  You can also filter the report by type of crime, and subscribe for updates in your email.   Click here to access the Crime Map.