Washington State ICAC Arrest 11 Suspects in Multi-Agency Operation in Vancouver, WA

The following is a news release from the WA State ICAC Task Force, of which the Seattle Police Department is a partner: Member agencies of the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a targeted operation in the Vancouver, WA area. This was a proactive investigation to locate and arrest individuals desiring to […]
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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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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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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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SPD Releases Use of Force Data

As part of the National Police Foundation Initiative, we are publishing our use of force data to highlight transparency around our policy, process, and training with regards to use of force and how it is investigated.  Working to maintain public trust is one of our core principles. It is within this spirit that we are sharing use […]
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Downtown Stings Net Mushrooms, Heroin, Gun and a Hotel Safe Filled With Meth

Two downtown drug stings last Thursday led police to seize a significant stash of heroin, methamphetamine, psychedelic mushrooms, Xanax, Oxycontin, Viagra, cash and a handgun. West Precinct Bike officers first rolled up on a 26-year-old dealer and another 20-year-old man as they sat in an SUV near 2nd Avenue and Madison Street. Police found about […]
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Port of Seattle Requests Mutual Aid From Local Police Agencies at SeaTac

Last night the Port of Seattle Police Department requested mutual aid from the Seattle Police Department to facilitate free speech and provide public safety services during a demonstration at SeaTac airport. No SPD officer deployed pepper spray or made any arrests while assisting Port of Seattle police during the protest. Per normal force review protocol, […]
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Detectives Seize Heroin, Crack and Cash From North Seattle Dealer

Detectives seized large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin and $25,000 in cash on Sunday from a man suspected of dealing drugs in the Ballard and Greenwood neighborhoods. After purchasing heroin from the 26-year-old man on several occasions, police served a warrant on his Lynnwood apartment and vehicle Sunday and recovered 75 grams of wafers of crack, […]
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