Chief O’Toole: Reform Continues With Enhanced Training, Data Improvements

The Seattle Police Department stands committed to reform, and is energized by the enhanced training and new tools developed in partnership with the Federal Monitoring team.

Our officers now carry with them the skills to de-escalate conflict and identify and assist those in crisis. When officers must resort to force, we have ensured it is thoroughly reviewed. We are using data to improve performance, keep our city safe, and ensure constitutional policing in all our neighborhoods.

The community and the Monitoring Team have been instrumental in helping us achieve these successes, and we thank them for their assistance and support as we move full-speed ahead with reform.