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2023 Seattle Police Department’s “Before the Badge” Community-Police Dialogues

Sign-up is now open for the 2023 Seattle Police Department’s “Before the Badge” Community-Police Dialogues. East Precinct Dialogue is coming up on Wednesday – March 22, 2023! North Precinct Dialogue is on Monday – March 27th! The dialogues will be conducted by the SPD Micro-Community Policing Plans Research team and held virtually via… Filed Under: Community Outreach, Events

Support for Domestic Violence Victims is a Phone Call Away

The Seattle Police Department often sees an increase in domestic violence reports during the holiday season. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is a phone call away. The Seattle Police Department and City of Seattle offer support and services to victims and their… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as little ghouls and goblins prepare to roam from home to home. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN! Give children lots… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Launches 2022 Public Safety Survey

The 2022 Seattle Public Safety Survey has Launched! Seattle University is administering the 8th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey, which is accessible at from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. The survey solicits… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Researchers Release Results of 2021 Public Safety Survey, Community Dialogues

The Seattle University Micro-Community Policing Plan (MCPP) Research Team has released the results of the 2021 Seattle Public Safety Survey and the 2021 SPD MCPP Community-Police Dialogues. The MCPP Research Team will begin conducting 2022 virtual community-police dialogues every Thursday night 5:30-7:30pm from May 19 through August 25, 2022 – Three for each… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s Statement on Upcoming Council Budget Amendments

Good afternoon, About an hour from now, the City Council will vote on whether to eliminate 101 police officer positions. This would be devastating to our city’s already overwhelmed public safety system and demoralizing to the hardworking officers who have continued to serve our community through an increasingly difficult time. … [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Releases 2020 Public Safety Survey

From Seattle University: The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center is pleased to release the results of the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey. Now in its sixth year, the Seattle Public Safety Survey collects data that captures concerns among those who live and/or work in Seattle about public safety, police, and quality… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Police Department Pledges to Advance Women in Policing

Today, the Seattle Police Department has signed on to the 30×30 Pledge – a series of low- and no-cost actions policing agencies can take to improve the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement. The activities help policing agencies assess the current state of a department with regard to… [ Keep reading ]

Department Launches Community Response Group

Chief Diaz introduced the newly formed Community Response Group (CRG) to members of the media this afternoon at a press conference. The group, which consists of officers and sergeants from all five precincts, has been working now for one week. On September 30th the Department debuted the group, consisting of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Proposed Budget Address

Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan is releasing her 2021 Proposed Budget. This budget comes during a series of challenges for the City. A pandemic, an economic recession, a civil rights reckoning, climate related wildfires, and failing infrastructure in our City have all combined to make this budget unlike any other in… [ Keep reading ]