SPD SAFE PLACE Named Semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) SAFE PLACE Initiative as part of the 100 programs named as Semifinalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. SPD SAFE PLACE will compete to be named a Finalist […]
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: January 9

On January 9, SPD will join law enforcement agencies across the country in support of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety of our communities. Some have died in the line of duty. There is an inherent risk to being an officer, and one […]
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Seattle Police & Fire Team Up to Save Life

On Wednesday December 13th just after 11:00 p.m. Officers Milton Rodrigue and Timothy Liston responded to a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. In the vehicle they discovered a person slumped over in the driver’s seat unconscious. The officers took action and removed the person from the vehicle and immediately began CPR. While […]
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Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house tonight. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN! Give children lots of time […]
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Community Trend Survey Shows Continued Improvement at SPD

Community perceptions toward the Seattle Police Department continue to improve. The number of people who approve of the job the department is doing increased 12 percent over the last two years at 72 percent in 2016. Most significant improvement is among African-Americans and Latinos. Today the Federal Monitor released results of the Seattle Police Community […]
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Police Looking For Suspects In South Precinct Street Robberies

Seattle police have noticed a pattern emerging in street robberies in the South Precinct over the last two weeks. In nine cases, between October 7th and 16th, suspects approached Asian women near their homes on Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley and stole jewelry and other valuables. The robberies happen quickly, with the suspects either grabbing […]
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UPDATED – Man Shot By Officer Following Assault In Beacon Hill Greenbelt

UPDATE 10/12/2016 The Seattle Police Department is releasing photos of the knife referenced in yesterday’s officer involved shooting.      In releasing this evidence, SPD does not intend to convey any interpretation or prejudgment of any of the involved parties.  The Department intends only to provide a direct look at evidence that has been gathered […]
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SPD Officer Under Investigation for Workplace Violations Suspended Amid New Allegations of Assault

John Knight, a Seattle police officer assigned to the Training and Education Section, has been suspended without pay after charges were filed in King County Superior Court alleging that he assaulted at least two employees by groping them. The criminal allegations were brought to light during an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigation into John Knight’s […]
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Regarding SPD Use of Digital Tools

The Seattle Police Department is working closely with the Seattle Information Technology department (SeaIT) to ensure investigators have the necessary tools to pursue serious and complex crimes in an increasingly digital world. A department legal review has determined that the use of these tools does not conflict with either the City of Seattle’s Intelligence or […]
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