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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 ]

Seattle First Responders to Participate in “Friday Night Lights”

First responders want Seattle neighbors to know they are here to serve with “Friday Night Lights.” For Seattle police and firefighter/paramedics community service and engagement is everything. Spending time with our neighbors and teaching people about public safety is a huge part of our jobs, but because of the health… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Highlights Continued Reduction and Sustainment in Use of Force by the Seattle Police Department and Further Advancement of Reforms Under the Consent Decree

Officers dispatched 850,910 times, any type of force reported in 0.15 percent of events; the most serious uses of force occurred 20 times or 0.0023 percent of all dispatches Today, the Seattle Police Department and Court monitor filed their final reports required by the two-year sustainment plan ordered by Judge… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Files Disparity Report – Part II with US District Court

Today, the Seattle Police Department filed Part Two of its Disparity Review Report, along with a revised Early Intervention Policy, with the federal court. The Disparity Review is the next step in the department’s novel approach toward assessing the disparate impacts of law enforcement actions. This report is the follow-up… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming Changes to the Command Staff

The Seattle Police Department would like to announce three command staff changes. Captain Todd Kibbee has been named the South Precinct Captain, taking over for Captain Kevin Grossman.  Captain Grossman will be moving to the Special Victims Unit. Captain James Dermody will now be the Captain over the Collaborative Policing… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]