Felon Arrested, Handgun Recovered After Police Called to West Seattle Park Last Week

Police arrested a felon and recovered a handgun from an SUV after officers were called to a West Seattle park last week. Around 12:30 on March 8th, Seattle police received a report of four people flashing guns inside a blue Chevrolet Tahoe at Hamilton Viewpoint Park, in the 1100 block of California Avenue Southwest. Officers contacted […]
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Coffee with a Cop Takes First Sips on Capitol Hill

Today the Seattle Police Department along with Starbucks launched the first of a series of Coffee with a Cop events that will take place throughout the city. The first event kicked off on Capitol Hill in the East Precinct at the Starbucks location on Olive Way. “We welcome any opportunity to have a conversation with the […]
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City Light Employee Under Investigation For Voyeurism

Detectives are investigating a case of suspected voyeurism at the Seattle City Light South Service Center, located in the 3600 block 4th Avenue S. A concealed camera was first discovered by a City Light employee on February 17, in a men’s restroom located in a restricted part of that facility. The employee removed the camera, […]
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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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