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.

Man Smashes Restaurant Window, Attacks Customers with Shard of Glass

A man believed to be high on methamphetamine and PCP smashed a downtown Ballard window during the afternoon lunch hour and attacked customers with a shard of glass before being wrestled to the ground by diners and passersby. SPD’s 911 center began receiving calls at around 12:08 p.m. that a man was yelling and shouting […]
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Tipped Tractor-Trailer Carrying Cargo of Crab Complicates Commute

UPDATE: As of about 6:30, the viaduct deck has been cleared. One northbound lane has been reopened and traffic is moving. The curb lane will remain closed until engineers have a chance to inspect damage to a light-pole and the guardrail. Around 2:30 this afternoon, we received reports that a tractor-trailer travelling just north of Atlantic […]
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Deceased Man Recovered from Ship Canal

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol officers responded with Seattle Fire around 7:12 a.m. this morning to a report of a body floating in the Ship Canal. Harbor officers located the body of an adult man floating in a cove just west of the Fremont Bridge. Officers transported the body to the Harbor Station and called for […]
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Detectives Seek Mystery Helper From ID Crime Scene

Seattle Police detectives are trying to track down a well-intentioned good Samaritan. While processing the crime scene where Donnie Chin was murdered, an African American man wearing a white brim hat, glasses and a green argyle shirt picked up some shell casings that were outside of the crime scene tape and handed them to investigators. […]
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SPD-Led Taskforce Pursues Child Predators As Part of Nationwide Operation Broken Heart

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,140 child predators from 41 states during a two-month, nationwide operation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today. The 61 ICAC Task Forces, funded through an OJJDP grant program, conducted Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and […]
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55 Ways Seattle Police Are Making Your Neighborhood Safer

Seattle Police Department Micro Community Policing Plans have been finalized and are being published on Nextdoor neighborhoods today. No two neighborhoods are alike, nor are their safety priorities and concerns about crime.  Recognizing this, the Micro Community Policing Plans are designed to put the department’s energy and resources into addressing the public safety issues that […]
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Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect at Western State Hospital

A man drove to Western State Hospital on Sunday, confessed to murder and asked to be committed. Lakewood Police responded to Western State Hospital and contacted the 29-year-old man. He told officers that he killed his 24-year-old girlfriend and that her body was still in his parked car. Officers quickly confirmed the man’s claim; the […]
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Woman Dies After South Park Car Crash

A woman died Sunday afternoon after she lost control of her car while going around a curve and crashed into some large concrete pipes. The woman was driving north in the 8200 block of 5th Avenue South when the collision happened. No one else was in the car and there were no other injuries. Medics treated […]
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