A Visit from Cupid, Bungled Burglar, Salute to Service, New officers and More

MICRO COMMUNITY POLICING PLANS AT WORK

No two neighborhoods are alike, nor are their safety priorities and concerns about crime.  Recognizing this, the Micro Community Policing Plans are designed to put the department’s energy and resources into addressing the public safety issues that concern each community in Seattle.

Commercial burglaries are a top concern in SODO as raised by the community in our MCPP. These plans went into action this week when Officers Ornelas and Corcoran were conducting proactive patrols in SODO, in an area recently hit by burglaries. The officers discovered a burglary in progress and made an arrest.

Read more about the incident here.

SOUTH PARK

In the wake of a recent shooting in South Park, we stood in solidarity with our neighbors and Mayor Jenny Durkan during the “Neighbors for Peace Walk.”

THE RECORD

This week Chief Best visited Bill Radke for KUOW’s “The Record”. The segment with Chief Best begins at the 5:05 mark where she discusses reform, community trust, and the future of the Seattle Police Department. You can listen to the full interview here.

ALL LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Doesn’t it just make your heart melt?

SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

Join us in saluting our newest sergeants. Congrats on these well-deserved promotions. Here are a few photos from the pinning ceremony.

  • Pam St John
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Mike Dunkle
  • Travis Hill
  • Stephen Clark
  • Anthony Ferragamo
  • Randy Huserik
  • Andy Norton
  • Nic Bauer
  • Gabe Conrad
  • Steve Stone
  • Ralph Wilson

NEW OFFICERS 

The Department welcomed five new officers this week, congrats to the newest graduates from the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission.

DEPUTY CHIEF FOWLER RETIRES FROM ARMY NATIONAL GUARD  

Our own Deputy Chief Chris Fowler retired after 31 years in the military. Deputy Chief Fowler most recently served as a Brigadier General with the Washington Army National guard, responsible for the command of over 6,000 Army Guard Soldiers. Thank you for your service.

COFFEE WITH A COP

This week we participated in two Coffee with a Cop events, one in the C.I.D. at Eastern Cafe and the other at Starbucks Headquarters. Thank you to all of our community partners for continuing these important conversations.