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Month In Review: October Edition

October has come and gone, the children are plied with candy, the leaves have all but disappeared, and its time for the monthly wrap up.

A team of Seattle Police officers, friends and family participated in the American Lung Association’s Reach the Beach/Cycle for Air and raised over $22,000 in the process!

Police arrested a 44-year-old man in Downtown Seattle October 3rd after he snuck onto an upper floor of the building, broke into a financial office, ate hundreds of dollars worth of chocolate and took a nap before police arrived.

Do you know the way to San Jose? The SPD Safe Place program has now launched there making the city safe for everyone.

Emphasis patrols, a community-based policing method that focuses on deterring low-level crimes, have played an active role in the Seattle Police Department for decades. But how do they work? Check out this story done by Jeniffer Lee and Q13 on community-based policing in Seattle.

A series of new reports filed by the City of Seattle as part of its ongoing compliance with the federal Consent Decree shows that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) rarely uses force, including when responding to people in crisis, and is continuing the significant progress under the federal Consent Decree. 

Chief best recognized some outstanding work by our officers. PEO Eren was honored for his work at trying to de-escalate a situation that resulted in him being injured by the suspect. Officer Forst provided first aid to a man who had been run over by a vehicle, ultimately saving the victim’s life. Officer Novak used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of a man who had been severely injured by a boat propeller. and Officer Mustain arrested a homicide suspect she found hiding in the backseat of a truck during a traffic stop.

Thanks for taking a look back on October, and stay tuned for next month when we fight through our turkey coma to bring you all the highlights of November. Until then, stay safe.