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Chief O’Toole Announces New Assistant Chiefs, Captain Promotions and Assignments

Appointment of Assistant Chiefs

I am pleased to announce the promotion of three members of the department to the SPD command staff. These are critical appointments for the future of the department.

Assistant Chief Marc Garth Green

Marc Garth Green will assume the role of Chief of the Investigations Bureau. Marc consistently has demonstrated strong work ethic and principled leadership. He is universally respected by his peers.  He has worked hard to establish partnerships with community stakeholders and our state and federal partners.

Assistant Chief Eric Greening

Eric Greening will act as Assistant Chief for Night Operations. He will be responsible for the coordination of all SPD operations in the evening and overnight hours. Eric has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management in the South Precinct, where his team has lowered crime by 15% in the past two years. He will maintain a satellite office in the South Precinct to ensure continuity.

Assistant Chief Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler will assume the role of Assistant Chief of the Seattle Police Operations Center (SPOC).  Chris has successfully managed countless planned and unplanned events across the city, and he will elevate the role that SPOC plays in ensuring the appropriate balance of public safety and civil liberties.


Congratulations to each of these exceptional leaders.


Captain Promotions and New Assignments

Please join me in congratulating the following personnel on their promotions to Captain, effective September 21st, 2017:

Captain Kevin Grossman – South Precinct Commander

Captain Thomas Mahaffey – West Precinct Commander

Captain Stephen Hirjak – Force Investigations Section

Captain Keith Swank – VICE and High Risk Victims Section

Captain Randal Woolery – Force Review Section


Additionally, please join me in congratulating the following Captains on their new assignments, effective September 21st, 2017.

Captain Deanna Nollette – Violent Crimes Section

Captain James Dermody – Special Victims Crimes Section

Captain Michael Teeter – Audit, Policy and Research Section

Captain Ronald Rasmussen – Night Captain