Detective Renee Witt


I’ve been with the SPD for almost 20 years. I’ve worked various assignments throughout the department; my favorites being Recruiter, Field Training Officer and Patrol. I’ve worked as a department Spokesperson for over 5 years and this has been by far my most challenging assignment.

I work very hard to balance my professional and personal life. Some of my favorite pastimes are running, yoga, shopping, playing Scrabble, traveling, reading and spoiling my Maltese-Bichon, who is the cutest dog in the world.

Prior to joining SPD, I was an active duty member of the US Navy stationed at Naval Sub Base Bangor, where I was assigned to the training facility.

Officers Recover Guns, Drugs, Arrest 3 in Undercover Operation

  Seattle police officers arrested three people and confiscated two handguns and a small amount of heroin in an undercover drug operation on Wednesday. The arrests happened after an undercover officer purchased .5 grams of heroin for $40 from a 20-year-old man shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Avenue and Terrace Street. […]
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Man in Hospital Following Early Morning Shooting

A 21-year-old man is in serious condition from multiple gunshot wounds following a shooting in a Beacon Hill neighborhood early Tuesday. Officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2900 block of 12th Avenue South and found spent casings on the street and sidewalk, as well as at least one […]
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Would-be Burglar arrested

A homeowner chased away a burglar who attemped to pry open a window in the victim’s home. This morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., the victim was at his home in the 1500 block of E. Olin Place packing up his laptop computer and preparing to leave for the day when he heard a noise coming […]
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Man Drives On Sidewalk Into Hedges And Crashes Into Parked Car

Man arrested in South Seattle for DUI after crashing into parked vehicle. On 6/28/14, shortly after 5:00 p.m., an officer saw a man- the sole occupant and registered owner of a blue Mazda MP5 driving in a highly dangerous and aggressive manner by driving onto the sidewalk and through some hedges in the 7300 BK Martin […]
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Update**One Man Killed, Another Injured In Late Night Shooting

A 26-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting shortly before midnight on Sunday. The shooting happened after an argument outside Club Volume on S. Washington St. The victims drove away and were followed. In the 400 block of S. Jackson St., near King Street Station, a car pulled alongside the […]
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Manual Transmission Prevented Teens From Stealing Elderly Woman’s Car

Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint yesterday. On 6/21/14,  at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported attempted robbery in the 1400 block of S. Main St. where a 70- year- old woman reported three males had taken her car keys at gunpoint and attempted to take her vehicle. The woman’s car was a manual transmission and […]
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