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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Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Transgender Woman on Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a 28 year-old man Thursday evening after he attacked a transgender woman at Cal Anderson Park. Police  responded to an assault call at the park just before 4 PM, where they learned the suspect had harassed a transgender woman, before throwing a cup of ice water at her and punching her in the head. The suspect also assaulted […]
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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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Officers Arrest Hillman City Hate Crime Suspect

After weeks of searching, South Precinct officers tracked down a man Thursday night suspected of repeatedly threatening and shouting slurs at a gay couple at their South Seattle home. The victims contacted police last month  on May 9th and said they have faced ongoing harassment by a group of people, who regularly gather and drink in […]
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Late Night Munchies Leads To Pursuit of Stolen Car

Detectives are searching for a pair of auto thieves after they led police through North Seattle early Saturday morning. Two officers were ordering food at a drive-through restaurant at 1 AM in the 2100 block of N. Northgate Way when they noticed something odd, a stolen car in line directly in front of them. The […]
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Man Arrested For “Helping The Neighborhood”

Officers arrested three men for burglary in the Bitter Lake neighborhood early Saturday morning. The witness, a local handyman, went to a home in the 12700 block of Phinney Ave. N. for a job, but when he arrived, at midnight, he was met by three men who had already entered the home.  The witness asked the […]
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