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Statement From Interim Chief Carmen Best

There is no greater honor than to have served as the Chief of the Seattle Police Department, in a city and department that I love. I want to thank the Mayor for the opportunity and have agreed to her request that I continue as Interim Chief until a new Chief is… [ Keep reading ]

National Police Week May 13th-19th 2018

Last night we kicked off National Police Week at the West Precinct with a Candlelight Vigil to honor fallen officers.  As we join law enforcement across the country in paying tribute,  I wanted to make sure you were aware of the remaining events taking place locally.  A special thank you… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best’s Statement on SPD’s Full and Effective Compliance With the Consent Decree

I am thrilled to announce that this afternoon at 3:00, the federal court overseeing our reforms entered an order finding the Seattle Police Department in full and effective compliance with all core areas of the Consent Decree.  To all of you who have worked so hard, my deep, heartfelt congratulations,… [ Keep reading ]

Message from Interim Chief Carmen Best

Following is a message that Interim Chief Carmen Best shared with employees earlier this morning. Hello everyone, and Happy New Year. I have had the pleasure of working with you for the past 26 years. There is no greater honor than to serve as your Chief. I want to thank… [ Keep reading ]