Lake Forest Park, WA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Lake Forest Park is a city of approximately 13,000 residents, located just north of Seattle in King County, Washington. Prostitution in the city has generated complaints to police.  In an effort to reduce the demand for prostituted women, police began conducting reverse stings. In addition, the police are able to issue “stay out of areas of prostitution” orders.

Key Partners

  • Lake Forest Park Police Department
State Washington
Type City
Population 12593
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