The daughter of a former U.S. Air Force Officer, and renowned world traveler, Deanna Nollette brings to her new assignment as Captain of the Seattle Police Department Narcotics Section, seventeen years of diverse, law enforcement experience.
As an alumnus of The Evergreen State College, with a BA in Liberal Arts and an with an emphasis on International Business, Captain Nollette graduated from the all City of Seattle, Police Academy in early 1996.
Deanna is recognized for a series of accomplishments that have brought praise to both our department and herself, including but not limited to, the 2001 Outstanding Public Service Award for her work and input on the Amber Alert Project, serving as Chair of the West Precinct Advisory Council, as well as graduating from the globally recognized Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy; class 251. Deanna has also found time to graduate from the distinguished, Police Executive Research Forum of Boston University, Senior Management Institute for Policing (SMIP).
Captain Nollette gained immediate and invaluable insight to the Seattle Police Department as a new, young Field Training Officer in the later part of the 1990’s. Certainly recognizable from her years as an SPD Media Relations spokesperson, Deanna’s career with SPD maintained-course with her promotion to Sergeant and then made Supervisor of the Media Relations Unit in late 2008.
Throughout Deanna’s career with SPD, she has served in variety of positions and watches. She’s served as a West Precinct 2nd Sergeant/Supervisor, both as a West & East Precinct Watch Commander; separately though, not at the same time.
Deanna’s next steps included that of Operations Lieutenant for the West Precinct; while also serving as the Department Representative for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.
Deanna, along with her globe-trotting companion, her Seattle Fire Fighter husband, look forward to challenges and opportunities that will accompany her new position as Captain of the SPD Narcotics Section.