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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 ]

City Releases New Reports Showing Dramatic Reduction in Use of Force & Continued Reforms in the Seattle Police Department

In 2018, SPD Officers Reported Using Force of Any Type in 0.26 Percent of 863,372 Dispatches; Most Serious Types of Force Used in Only 0.006 Percent of All Contacts Reports Also Show That SPD is Continuing Significant Reductions in Use of Force When Contacting People in Crisis A series of… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house tonight. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN!… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Rides in Reach The Beach/Cycle for Air, Raises Money for Research

A team of Seattle Police officers, friends and family participated last Saturday in the American Lung Association’s Reach the Beach/Cycle for Air and raised over $22,000 in the process! A team comprised of SPD employees, friends and family rode in a one-day cycling event from Lacey to Westport, Washington (100… [ Keep reading ]

Never Forget

This week, on Wednesday September 11th alongside our Seattle Fire family and community we remembered those we lost 18 years ago with a memorial at the Seattle Center. We stand together to honor those who were killed on 9/11; both first responders and civilians.  We stand together, sharing each other’s… [ Keep reading ]

Back to School

#STOPFORTHEKIDS Seattle Public Schools started this week. Remember #stopforthekids Welcome Back We ushered in the school year at West Seattle Elementary where we welcomed the students back with Sebastian our tiny horse and high fives all around complete with red carpet. Cuttin’ Up with Officer Aaron Lucas Thanks to Officer… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Place Expands and Ride Along with SPD

SPD Safe Place Continues Expanding Governor Inslee’s Directive 16-11 The Governor’s Office, the Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network (RAIN) Business Resource Group, Office of Financial Management State HR Division and the Department of Enterprise Services have worked to ensure state agencies with public facing offices have the opportunity to be a… [ Keep reading ]