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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SPD Rolling Out Crime Forecasting Program Citywide

This Sunday, as Seattle police officers start their shifts and file into roll calls at precincts around the city, they’ll be greeted with a map of their precincts. Each map will be speckled with red boxes, forecasting areas where officers might be more likely to catch a burglar breaking into a home, or a prowler […]
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Mayor Announces Changes to SPD Recruitment Policy

This news release is from the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn New outreach strategy and hiring standards will target diverse candidates representative of Seattle community SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn today announced that as part of SPD 20/20: A Vision for the Future, new recruitment policies and outreach strategies have been adopted to encourage more diversity […]
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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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A Consortium for a New Policing Paradigm

How should police deal with aggressive panhandlers? Should jaywalking laws be strictly enforced? How can police agencies better monitor themselves for racial profiling or biased policing when it occurs?  These are the types of questions that police executives, criminal justice academics and community members delved into during a two day multi-discipline gathering, or Consortium, held […]
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Tweets By Beat: A Police Scanner Without the Static

If you read the SPD Blotter, follow @SeattlePD on Twitter or have used SPD’s My Neighborhood crime map, you know it’s easier than ever before to get information online about crime in your neighborhood. Even with all that information available online, we still get a lot of questions on Twitter from neighbors about sirens in […]
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SPD is hiring Police Officers

Entry Level Police Officer Exam: November 10, 2012 and March 16, 2013 Online Application Filing Period for the November 10th exam is : August 9th – October 23th, 2012. For more information on the hiring process, pretest workshops and to apply visit www.seattlepolicejobs.com WORKSHOPS: We have free pre-test workshops available to help you prepare for the test.  […]
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Mayor, Department of Justice announce agreements to implement police department reforms

Settlement Agreement to be overseen by federal monitor, Memorandum of Understanding to create Community Police Commission to help guide reforms moving forward Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez announced court approved and enforceable agreements to address community concerns and build a greater police force in Seattle. These agreements include partnerships with […]
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SPD 20/20: A Vision For the Future

One way or another, the Seattle Police Department is going to look very different in the next 20 months. Following a harsh review by the Department of Justice—which called SPD out for a pattern of excessive force and intimated there were signs of biased policing in the department—city leaders and SPD’s top brass are looking […]
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