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My Response to The Guardian

In the Editor’s Notes column of The Guardian, there are several claims that are false. Because false information unchecked will soon take on a life of its own, I am writing to address two key points in immediate need of correction. I AM NOT A CANDIDATE FOR ANOTHER POLICE CHIEF… [ Keep reading ]

Command Changes and Promotions

As we approach a new era of our organization, it is critical that our leadership aligns with our priorities. ln keeping with this vision, I am making the following Command Staff announcements. I sincerely appreciate the contribution of Marc Garth Green stepping into the role of Deputy Chief. However, we… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward, Looking Ahead

Since my public swearing in one year ago today, the focus of the Department has been on five guiding principles in service to our community: Reduce Crime and Disorder Service Excellence Honor and Professionalism Business Efficiencies Data-Driven Policies and Practices Equally important, we have been listening to all levels of… [ Keep reading ]

Response to Political Advertisement

I was recently made aware of a campaign advertisement issued by a political action committee that features my image and quotes words I spoke concerning the state of support, or lack thereof, for police officers in this city. My statement is as true today as it was when spoken, but… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces Mark Baird as Chief Operating Officer

I am pleased to announce that Mark Baird will serve as SPD’s Chief Operating Officer. Mark has been with the Department for nearly four years, and has been an integral part of our Command Staff. He will oversee Professional Standards, Administrative Services, Budget and Finance, the 911 Communication Center, and… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces New Assistant Chiefs

After careful consideration following a national search, I am pleased to announce the promotion of two members of the Department to Assistant Chief. Deanna Nollette will serve as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Assistant Chief Nollette has been with the Department for 22 years, and has helped further… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces Updates to SPD Leadership Team

As the Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department, it is my responsibility to ensure the Department’s continued success, and advance a culture of continuous innovation and improvement with a shared commitment to service. In supporting this vision, I am making the following Command Staff announcements: With Deputy Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Deputy Chief Chris Fowler retiring from SPD to join the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

I would like to announce the retirement of Deputy Chief of Police Chris Fowler and thank him for his outstanding contributions and 26 years of service to this City, and for helping to make the Seattle Police Department a national model for reform and constitutional policing. “Throughout my 26 years… [ Keep reading ]

Carmen Best sworn in as new Chief of Police

UPDATE NEW TIMES AND LOCATION FOR COMMUNITY SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES  Today I was confirmed unanimously by the City Council as the Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department.  Next Tuesday, August 21st, there will be community swearing-in ceremonies at the following locations: Seattle City Hall | Bertha Knight Landes Room |… [ Keep reading ]

Interim Chief Carmen Best Nominated As Seattle’s Next Police Chief

I want to thank Mayor Durkan for this opportunity. She and I share the same public safety vision for moving Seattle forward, and making this the best city it can be for everyone. I’d also like to take this moment to especially thank the men and women, both sworn and… [ Keep reading ]