Police Investigating Online Threat to School

Seattle police will have a visible presence at John Muir elementary this Friday after threats were posted online related to a planned event celebrating students. The department is working closely with the school district to investigate the threat and ensure the safety of staff and students. Seattle police also plan to participate in this year’s […]
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Officers Investigating Overnight Shots Fired Near Homeless Encampment.

Officers are investigating after reports of shots fired inside the Duwamish greenbelt overnight. Witnesses began calling 911 at 10:30 PM Thursday night to report gunfire in the greenbelt along the 1500 block of Airport Way S. Arriving officers located two witnesses who said the saw three men firing guns near a homeless encampment in the area […]
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Police and Seattle IT Working to Address July Dashcam Data Loss

On July 15, 2016, the SPD experienced a failure in the storage system that holds digital in car video (DICV) recordings, ultimately resulting in a limited loss of data. The data loss occurred when a storage system error prevented the writing of DICV to long term storage. Our analysis limits the loss to 2,283 digital […]
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Latest Report Shows Arrests, Use of Force Continue To Be Rare With Those in Crisis

The latest report published today on SPD’s Crisis Intervention Program shows arrests and use of force continues to be a rare occurrence when officers are dealing with persons in crisis. With approximately 9,300 crisis responses reported last year, only 149 (1.6%) involved any use of reportable force, and of these, only 36 (0.4% of crisis responses […]
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Police Working With Nightlife Staff to Address Unconfirmed Reports of Drugged Drinks

Seattle police are working closely with nightlife owners and staff to address community concerns about drugged drinks at Capitol Hill venues. At this time, the department has not identified any cases definitively related to drugged drinks or any pattern related to specific nightlife venues, but is actively seeking information about any unreported cases. Members of […]
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SPD Releases Video of July 20th, 2016 Arrest

On July 20th, Seattle police officers contacted the driver of a red Toyota van in the 1500 block of Occidental Avenue South after an automated license plate reader flagged the vehicle as having been reported stolen outside of Seattle. The 61-year-old driver was uncooperative with investigating officers, who eventually detained the man and explained his […]
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Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant Sworn-In as NOBLE President

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant was sworn in as the next president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). “All of us at SPD are extremely proud of Chief Perry Tarrant. This is the most difficult time in policing, and leadership, especially now, is […]
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UPDATE: Man Arrested After He Crashes Green Volvo Near Greenlake After Firing Shots Near Northgate

Update: Officers arrested the suspect in today’s shots fired call at Woodlawn Ave. NE & 2 Ave. NE.   Medics took the suspect to the hospital for injuries sustained during today’s incident.   Detectives continue to investigate this case and will provide updates when available. Original Post: Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired near 5th Avenue […]
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Seattle U Public Safety Survey Results Released Alongside New Micro Community Policing Plan Website

Today the Seattle Police Department launched its new Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) site. The updated site features crime data, interactive dashboards, and strategies deployed by SPD to address priorities identified by the city’s 58 MCPP neighborhoods. MCPP are the result of grassroots efforts, with direct collaboration from residents, business leaders, stakeholders, and police officers […]
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