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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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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