(Update) FOUND – Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Toddler Kevin Szal

Update: Missing toddler has been found in Burien. Seattle Police are asking for the public’s assistance to find missing toddler Kevin Szal as well as the man who may be caring for him, “Michael Mau”. Kevin’s mother was receiving treatment at Harborview Medical Center when hospital staff informed her that the toddler couldn’t be in the […]
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Seattle Police Address Gun Violence Intervention Efforts

Today, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Assistant Chief Robert Merner presented an overview of Seattle Police Department’s efforts to curb gun crime. Details from the presentation, including information on a number of recent arrests for shootings and other cases involving firearms, are now available online (.pdf).
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Detectives Continue to Follow Leads In Donnie Chin Murder Case

SPD Homicide detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of International District activist and icon Donnie Chin. Police are working to retrace the steps of individuals involved in the exchange of gunfire which killed Chin. Detectives believe at least two people present during the shooting also spent time at two International District hookah establishments prior to the incident. […]
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Stay Informed with AlertSeattle

When emergencies happen, be the first to know. Stay informed with AlertSeattle to receive real-time, official notifications from the City of Seattle. AlertSeattle is a free service that allows you to sign up online to receive customized alerts via text message, email, voice message, and on social media (Facebook and Twitter). This service is provided […]
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Tomorrow Is National Night Out 2015

The 2015 National Night Out Against Crime is Tomorrow! “Night Out” is a national crime prevention event.  It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.  It is a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention. You […]
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Chief O’Toole Announces Partnership to Review Crowd Management Practices

Chief O’Toole recently announced that she would assemble a group of independent, national experts to review the Seattle Police Department’s performance in crowd management.  The goal of this project will be to gather knowledge that will inform the development of future SPD policies, training and tactics.  This effort will not duplicate or conflict with the […]
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SPD Mourns the Death of Ann Rule

We are deeply saddened to learn the news of Ann Rule’s passing.  Ann was a pioneer in American policing, joining the Seattle Police Department’s Women’s Bureau prior to pursuing her passion for writing in 1969. As a True Crime author, Ann maintained professional friendships with her former SPD colleagues and remained an outspoken advocate for […]
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Read This Before You Attend Torchlight, Not AT Torchlight

The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is Saturday, and if last year’s Torchlight Parade is a barometer, 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 network becomes bogged down by a flood of […]
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Police Investigate International District Homicide

On 07-23-15 at about 02:54 hrs 911 received calls reporting multiple shots fired in the area of 8th Avenue and S. Weller St. Patrol officers responded immediately and located a victim with life threatening injuries. Seattle Fire responded and transported the victim to Harbor View for treatment. It was later reported the victim did not […]
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