Officer Reassigned Following Investigation Into Marijuana Citations

As required by the City of Seattle, the SPD recently published its first biannual report relating to marijuana enforcement.  The report is designed to provide another level of oversight for marijuana enforcement in our city and flag anomalies or outliers in enforcement. When reviewing data captured for this report, SPD staff discovered that 66 of […]
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New Chief Operating Officer and Interim Human Resources Director Announced

I am pleased to announce that I have added Mike Wagers to my staff as SPD’s Chief Operating Officer. Mike will oversee the Patrol Support Bureau, Administrative Services, Information Technology, Human Resources and Public Affairs. Mike most recently worked for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as the Director of Law Enforcement Operations […]
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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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Police Seize High-Powered Guns, Cash and Hundreds of Bullets In New Holly

Detectives seized 10 guns, $5,000 in cash, and more than 500 rounds of ammunition from a home in New Holly early Friday. Members of SPD’s SWAT team, Gang and Narcotics Units, South Precinct patrol and FBI Safe Streets Task Force served the warrant at a home in the 6500 block of 29th Avenue South. at 5:30 […]
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Retired Officer Charged With Impersonating An Officer

City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that his office has charged a retired Seattle police officer for impersonating a police officer while working at a Capitol Hill construction site late last year: Holmes today charged retired Seattle police officer Mike Deacy with one count of criminal impersonation, a gross misdemeanor (up to $5,000 fine and […]
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Officer Suspended Without Pay Following Child Molestation Charges

I have just been informed that the Snohomish County Prosecutor has filed charges against a Seattle police officer for multiple counts of Child Molestation and Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. As Chief, and as a parent, I am deeply troubled by these allegations. I have immediately ordered suspension of the officer, without pay, […]
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Central District Double Murder Suspect Now Wanted for Robbery In New Jersey

Seattle police are working with the US Marshals and law enforcement on the east coast to locate Ali Muhammed Brown, 30, who is wanted for the murder of two men in the Central District last month. Brown appears to be continuing his crime spree on the east coast, and is now suspected of an armed robbery […]
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Leave the Fireworks to the Pros and Come Enjoy the 4th at Lake Union

Neighborhoods to the north of Gas Works Park (from North 40th Street to North Northlake Way) will be closed to all but local access traffic starting at noon. Valley Street will be closed from Westlake to Fairview all day–from 12:01 a.m. to midnight. Expect heavy congestion in the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Union. Officers will be stationed at the starred […]
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Retiring Police Chief Inducted Into Crime Fighting Hall of Fame

Assistant Chief Clark Kimerer’s well-earned reputation as a philosopher and academic earned him a spot in George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Hall of Fame this week for his decades-long efforts to promote the use of scientific research to drive changes to SPD’s policies and practices. It was well-deserved recognition for Chief Kimerer, […]
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