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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Officers Track Down Shooter After Detectives Solve Encampment Assault Case

Seattle Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at an encampment in the 1200 block of Airport Way around 8:20 p.m. on July 3rd. Officers quickly found the victim, a 36-year-old woman living in the encampment, suffering from a single gunshot wound to her abdomen. The victim provided a description of the shooter […]
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Man Arrested As Police Investigate May Assault as Homicide

Detectives are investigating a May assault as a homicide after a man died more than a month after an altercation in the International District. Police have arrested a 31-year-old suspect in the case. On May 2nd, witnesses reported the 45-year-old victim was at 5th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when he became involved in a confrontation with […]
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Come Enjoy the 4th at Lake Union, Just Leave the Fireworks at Home

With the 4th of July coming up this Monday, the Seattle Police Department would like to provide you with some important reminders about safety, fireworks and how you can help ease the strain on our 911 center during the busy holiday. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks (meaning everything but pop-it caps) is prohibited in […]
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Traffic Impacts Expected This Weekend For Pride, Presidential Visit

President Obama and several other dignitaries are visiting Seattle this weekend  just as Seattle Pride gets underway, which means it’s time to start planning for traffic impacts around the city. Downtown streets, arterials and some freeway on and off-ramps will be subject to intermittent closures throughout the weekend, altering normal traffic flow of buses and cars […]
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