Thank You 12s!

The fans that came out in force today for the historic Seahawk celebration downtown were fantastic.  They braved the cold weather and long waits before they were able to celebrate loudly as their team, the Super Bowl champions, Seattle Seahawks, were honored with the parade down Fourth Avenue and a rally at Century Link Stadium. Fans and officers alike […]
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The Post-Game Wrap Up

Moments after the Seahawks clinched their first-ever Super Bowl win Sunday night, fans spilled into Seattle’s streets for  impromptu celebrations. In anticipation of large, spontaneous gatherings, the Seattle Police Department deployed extra officers onto Seattle’s streets, and police worked late into the night as mostly well-behaved crowds celebrated the Hawks’ big win. A few incidents […]
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An update on summer public safety in the East Precinct

Seattle- the Mayor continues his series of summer police precinct visits by meeting with East Precinct commander, Captain Ron Wilson.  The East Precinct covers eight square miles, between central Seattle between Lake Union and Lake Washington, and the Ship Canal and I-90 and employs 126 sworn and civilian personnel. To meet the needs of the […]
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Mayor Updates Public on SPD 20/20 Initiative

This news release is from the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn Today Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle Police Department’s 20/20 team provided an update to the public on the progress of 20/20 implementation. The mayor also announced new civilian appointments to the Firearms Review Board, which reviews each discharge of a firearm by a Seattle […]
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Clarification On One of The More Interesting Items Brought to Today’s Buyback Event

We’ve received a number of questions about one particular item collected at today’s buyback, so we will try and provide some clarification: A man standing outside the gun buyback event this afternoon was showing his recently purchased launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.  Naturally, this created a bit of excitement, and several […]
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“Is This An Assault Rifle, Or Just A Regular Old Gun?”

We’ve gotten some questions about which guns will be considered “assault weapons” (eligible for up to $200 in gift cards, given out at SPD’s discretion) at this month’s gun buyback on January 26th.  While the state doesn’t have anything on the books defining “assault weapons”, here’s what our in-house gun experts came up with for […]
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Apply now for the Community Police Academy

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Eleven-Week Community Police Academy Want to learn about being a police officer?  What is CSI?  What does I & R stand for?  What’s a DOA?  The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the  eleven-week Community Police Academy that begins Thursday, March 14, 2013.  […]
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