Sergeant Sean Whitcomb


In my seventeen years with the Seattle Police Department, I have patrolled Greenlake, Ravenna and the University District by car, by foot and by bike. I have worked with chemically dependent people in King County Drug Court, served as a Public Information Officer and supervised a squad of officers at the West Precinct. Since 2008, I have had the honor of being the department’s Public Affairs Director.

I have a Speech Communications degree from the University of Washington, which I've put to use blending my love of public service and public relations. I feel like I've come full circle and get to do a job that I truly enjoy.

I enjoy hiking, history, vampire fiction and Nintendo.

From the Food Court to Juvenile Court

A lot of people are talking about the amazing work done by Bothell Police to arrest nine juvenile car thieves this past Friday. There were two thieves that evaded apprehension, however. In other words, they got away. Not for long, though. Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives assigned to a robbery prevention detail at Northgate Mall spotted one of these suspects […]
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Beat Cops Bust Busy Burglar

Officers responded to a burglary in progress of an occupied home in the 200 block of 11th Avenue E around 9:30 p.m. this past Friday night. The homeowner told officers that the male suspect had kicked in a door to gain entry. Police arrived quickly but the suspect was already gone. As they were investigating […]
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One Man Killed, Another Wounded by Gunfire at Private Club

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances of a shooting this morning at a private motorcycle club in the 900 block of S Doris Street. Police responded to a report of gunshots at the club just after 4 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two adult male victims injured by gunfire. Seattle Fire medics transported both […]
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Seattle’s Top Stolen Cars and Tips to Protect Your Vehicle

If you drive a Honda Accord, Honda Civic or Subaru Legacy—or a car that was made before 2002—there is a greater chance that auto thieves may target your car. Auto theft remained a key topic of discussion at our SeaStat meeting yesterday. Officers and detectives are working hard to address this problem and reverse the trend. […]
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Read This Before You Attend Torchlight, Not AT Torchlight

The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is this Saturday, and if last year’s Torchlight Parade and this year’s Seahawks Superbowl victory parade are any indication, our region’s privately-owned cellular networks may become taxed by throngs of cell-phone wielding revelers. If you’re unable to reach our 911 Call Center in the event your cell phone provider’s […]
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Two Found Dead Along the Duwamish – UPDATED

UPDATE – Around 4 p.m. a pedestrian discovered the body of an adult female in the 7100 block of 1st Avenue S. This is directly underneath Highway 99. The woman suffered injuries similar to the first victim. Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation detectives are on scene. Detectives are looking into the possibility of a connection between […]
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Seattle Double Murder Suspect Arrested in West Orange, NJ

Essex County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force and West Orange, New Jersey police arrested Seattle double-murder suspect Ali Muhammed Brown on warrant charges earlier this afternoon. Brown was arrested without incident and the investigation is ongoing. Seattle Police and King County Prosecutor’s Office representatives will be monitoring this case very closely. “I want to […]
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