Seattle Police Department Joins John Jay Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

The Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced Seattle as one of six cities selected to join New York City as part of the Network. The core sites, which Los Angeles, CA; Toledo, OH; Durham, NC; Prince George’s County, MD and St. Louis, MO will use data analytics to […]
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Robber Arrested, Police Seek Two Others, After Friday Home-Invasion

One man was arrested in Rainier Beach early Friday after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with a trio of suspected robbers. Shortly after 2:00 am on Friday morning, officers responded to a report of shots fired at a residence near 44th Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street.  Officers arrived quickly and located the residents, who reported that they had been […]
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SPD Partners with Starbucks to Expand ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Today the Seattle Police Department in partnership with Starbucks, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) launched the expansion of Coffee with a Cop, an initiative designed to encourage conversation and connection between police officers and community. “Community trust […]
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SPD Partners with Starbucks to Expand ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Today the Seattle Police Department in partnership with Starbucks, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) launched the expansion of Coffee with a Cop, an initiative designed to encourage conversation and connection between police officers and community. “Community trust […]
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Woman Reunited With Purse Thanks to Officer’s Selfie

A dispute between a Seattle ride-share driver and a visiting California woman was quickly resolved early Sunday when an SPD officer intervened with a texted selfie (#NoFilter). SPD Officer Eric Michl, a member of the DUI traffic squad, was working on Capitol Hill around 2 AM Sunday when a distraught woman approached him near Boylston Avenue […]
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Burglar Discovers Officers Actually Pretty Good at Hide-n-Seek

Police arrested two burglars Wednesday at a Licton Springs home, catching one man as he rushed out of the home and finding another hidden inside a slashed-open box spring, like a less-gruesome version of that one scene in The Revenant. Around 8 AM Wednesday, a neighbor in the 10300 block of Densmore Avenue North called […]
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SPD Unveils New Bias/Hate Crimes Dashboard

The SPD launched its new Bias/Hate Crime Data dashboard. The data is composed of citywide bias crime reports, and can be viewed by Precinct, MCPP neighborhood, Bias Type, Year and Crime Type, for which the department tracks at three levels: Malicious Harassment (sometimes referred to as Hate or Bias Crimes): The motivation for the suspect […]
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Seattle Police Department Sets Future Priorities

In November 2016, we released a report outlining our department’s progress over the past two years. It is equally important that we look to the future. Our strategic plan covers the four pillars of policing that will continue to serve as our guiding principles as we move ahead: Enhance Public Trust, Build Pride and Professionalism, […]
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