Port of Seattle Requests Mutual Aid From Local Police Agencies at SeaTac

Last night the Port of Seattle Police Department requested mutual aid from the Seattle Police Department to facilitate free speech and provide public safety services during a demonstration at SeaTac airport. No SPD officer deployed pepper spray or made any arrests while assisting Port of Seattle police during the protest. Per normal force review protocol, […]
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Detectives Seize Heroin, Crack and Cash From North Seattle Dealer

Detectives seized large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin and $25,000 in cash on Sunday from a man suspected of dealing drugs in the Ballard and Greenwood neighborhoods. After purchasing heroin from the 26-year-old man on several occasions, police served a warrant on his Lynnwood apartment and vehicle Sunday and recovered 75 grams of wafers of crack, […]
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Man Arrested Following Shooting at UW Campus Demonstration

A 32-year-old man was seriously wounded by gunfire at a demonstration on the University of Washington’s campus Friday evening. The shooting followed a day of largely peaceful marches and rallies in the city, which were unfortunately book-ended by acts of vandalism and violence. Around 9:30 AM, an unidentified person threw a rock through the windshield […]
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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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