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Officer Shout Outs, Polar Plunge and Reform

Chief Carmen Best Talks Police Reform at Crosscut Festival

On February 3, 2018, Chief Carmen Best joined Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Seattle Police Department (Ret.) Chief Norm Stamper at the first annual Crosscut Festival. Thank you to Crosscut for hosting an important conversation on police reform.

VIDEO: You can watch the segment here.

Polar Plunge: Come On in The Water’s Just Fine!  

On February 3, 2018, the Seattle Police Department dove all in for the Polar Plunge at Golden Gardens. Despite gray skies and rain, we had the largest group represented and raised nearly $20,000 to benefit Special Olympics Washington.

Toasting Top Cops

Wednesday evening Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and King County Sherriff Mitzi Johanknecht joined the Seattle Channel for Civic Cocktail to discuss their new roles as top cops, police community relations and their department priorities.

Shout Out to Officers Fabbricante, Joyce and Harris

Congratulations to Officers Fabbricante, Joyce and Harris as they were recognized for their work on saving people in crisis on separate calls last month. They were recognized by the Chief Carmen Best at a recent SeaStat.

On December 4th, 2017, Officers Joyce and Harris responded to a call of a woman in the water. The officers assisted in the rescue effort. After the woman was rescued, these officers continued to follow up with her and make sure she was alright.

On December 27th, 2017, Officer Fabbricante responded to a call of a suicidal person possibly armed with a gun. Officer Fabbricante was able to make contact with the person via his cellphone, and began a dialogue with him, establishing a rapport. Using his verbal skills and tactics, Ofc. Fabbricante successfully de-escalated the situation, and convincing the man to place the handgun on the ground and walk a safe distance away prior to officers making contact.

Mexican National Police Visit

On January 26, 2018, we hosted the Mexican National Police Internal Affairs unit to discuss internal and community-based accountability, and the how internal and external reviews complement each other. Thank you to Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González, Office of Professional Accountability Director Andrew Myerberg, and Community Police Commission Co-Chair Enrique Gonzalez for participating in this important discussion.