May Day 2016

Sunday is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the annual El Comité May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights. The rally will leave Judkins Park—at 20th Ave S. and S. Dearborn Street in the Central District—at 3 […]
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Officers Save Another Life With Overdose Reversal Drug

For the second time in as many weeks, Seattle police officers have used a life-saving medication to stop a potentially fatal overdose. Around 2:30 PM Wednesday, East Precinct bike officers Chris Myers and Drew Fowler were patrol near Broadway and East Pike Street when they spotted a 33-year-old man sprawled on the ground in a doorway. As […]
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National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 30th

  On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Seattle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any of […]
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SPD Safe Place Partners with Seattle Public Schools

Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland announced today the expansion of SPD Safe Place to Seattle Public Schools. The district’s 98 schools are designated SPD “Safe Place” for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) victims of crime and discrimination. SPD announced the program in May 2015. To date, the Safe […]
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Bike Officers Save Young Woman’s Life With Overdose Prevention Drug

A little more than a month after the Seattle Police Department partnered with the Marah Project to equip bike patrols with a drug to reverse the effects of overdoses, two officers on Sunday became the first members of SPD to administer a dose of the medication, saving a young woman’s life. Bike Officers James Kellett and Randy Jokela responded to […]
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Police, Medics, Dispatcher and Mom Save Young Woman From Overdose

A young woman was revived by Seattle police, Seattle Fire Department paramedics and her mother after she suffered a near-fatal overdose Tuesday at her North Seattle home. The 18-year-old woman’s mother called 911 dispatchers shortly after 12:36 PM and reported her daughter was overdosing at her home near NE 50th Street and Sand Point Way NE. […]
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Update On February 21, 2016 Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

The Seattle Police Department is releasing evidence gathered as part of an ongoing investigation into a February 21, 2016, officer-involved shooting.  The investigation into the officers’ use of force remains ongoing. The Department is releasing additional information in response to community requests. Only evidence that has been fully processed and which does not compromise remaining […]
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A Reminder to Report Suspicious Activity

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels in the aftermath of this morning’s terror attack. The ongoing events in Belgium serve as a reminder to all of us that we need to remain vigilant. We have received regular updates from our federal partners and are fortunate to have such excellent lines of […]
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SPD Partners with Transgender Community on New Policy

Today, Seattle Police Department released a training video produced in partnership with members of the transgender community, highlighting the steps officers will take to ensure transgender individuals are treated with dignity and respect during all contacts with police. The video, produced by the department’s Education and Training Section, was prepared in accordance with the department’s […]
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SPD Releases Dashcam, Photos From Officer-Involved Shooting of Armed Felon In North Seattle

The Seattle Police Department is releasing photos and video from a fatal officer-involved shooting, which occurred Sunday as officers attempted to arrest a felon illegally armed with a handgun. Around 3:30 PM police were conducting surveillance in the 2200 block of Northeast 85th Street as part of an ongoing investigation. Officers observed a man with […]
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