International Women’s Day, Students Stopping Gun Violence and A Visit From the Japanese Consul

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

This week we saluted women everywhere on International Women’s Day and highlighted a few of our very own. Chief Carmen Best joined with other women City leaders for a discussion hosted by Seattle City Light titled  “Women in Power: Press for Progress.” Panelist included Mayor Jenny Durkan, Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan, Acting Director of Seattle IT Tracye Cantrell, Councilmembers  Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Debora Juarez, and Teresa Mosqueda.

STUDENTS STOPPING GUN VIOLENCE TOWN HALL

In the wake of Parkland Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted a town hall to to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities.

 

Great conversations tonight thanks to @seapubschools students and @MayorJenny at the “Students Stopping Gun Violence” Town Hall, hosted by Chief Sealth International HS. #SEAGunViolence pic.twitter.com/hOPE0w5Kom

FACT CHECK: ERPO

When rumors of unconstitutional gun seizures in Seattle began circulating among conspiracy news websites, the Seattle Police Department worked quickly with Snopes.com to debunk the erroneous reports as FALSE. SPD continues to do great work supporting Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) within the confines of both policy and law.

The ERPO is designed to give family, household members, and law enforcement a way to petition the court to restrict the access and ability for a person with health crisis issues to purchase or possess firearms.

NORTH PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chief Carmen Best joined Captain O’Donnell at the North Precinct Advisory Council where they addressed topics from demonstration management, homelessness and pedestrian safety. To learn more about your Precinct Advisory Council, contact your local precinct.

KANSAI UNIVERSITY AND JAPANESE CONSUL VISIT SPD

On March 5th the Seattle Police Homicide Unit hosted a group of 15 students from Kansai University of International Studies, along with faculty members and a Japanese Consul representative in a series of presentations and tour of our facility. The focus was on Seattle Police organizational structure, criminal interviews, murder and sex offender laws, and the U.S. legal process.