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Police Week 2019

Police Week is an important time of year for law enforcement across the country. It is a time for us to pay homage to our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. They gave their lives for greater meaning, and served with honor, duty and courage. Police Week is… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Releases First of Two Reports on Disparity

The Seattle Police Department filed with the US District Court the first of two disparity reviews to demonstrate sustained compliance with the Consent Decree and further transparency into SPD’s policing practices. Under the Consent Decree, SPD has filed quarterly reports as well as reports on use of force, crisis intervention,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Chief Best, and City Departments Announce Pre-Summer Emphasis Program to Improve Public Safety & Address Maintenance Needs in Seven Neighborhoods across Seattle

Seattle (April 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Chief of Police Carmen Best and City departments announced today that based on community feedback and data analysis, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and City departments will deploy additional resources and take immediate steps to improve public safety and address community… [ Keep reading ]

SPD in the Community April 19th

Chief’s Awards In December 2018, Mr. Nelson heard a commotion in the hallway near his classroom and immediately ran to help. He witnessed a dog biting the hand of a student and pulling at her. The dog had apparently bitten several students. Mr. Nelson grabbed the dog by the scruff… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Carmen Best to Serve as Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Chief Carmen Best will serve as co-chair for the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF). The LEITF is made up of 116 law enforcement officials from across the country. Task Force members are committed to protecting all members of their communities,… [ Keep reading ]

SPD in the Community: April 12, 2019

Case Closed Officer Caroline Oskam responded to Hawthorne Elementary School to investigate a theft of Elmo’s from the Principal’s Office. Officer Oskam was assisted by the school mascot Dogman and many potential witnesses were interviewed to include kindergarten students. The students were involved in the case and they ended… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement on New Zealand Mosques Shootings

The Seattle Police Department stands with our Muslim community. We have reached out to local mosques offering any assistance they might need. Although there are no imminent threats to Seattle we are working closely with federal, state and local partners to monitor the situation. If you see something. Say something…. [ Keep reading ]

SPD in the Community – March 1st

RIDE ALONG WITH CHIEF BEST Thank you Sunset Club for having me and listening to what @SeattlePD is doing around #holisticpolicing we are all in this together. pic.twitter.com/SAVQf1IOlx — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) February 8, 2019 Welcoming our new African-American Advisory Council chairperson. #holisticpolicing pic.twitter.com/RGCVOWRPpe — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest)… [ Keep reading ]

Freezin’ for a Reason | Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who came out today and joined us on Alki Beach for the Big Plunge in support of Special Olympics Washington. The cold is temporary, the impact is not. Your support means so much to all the Special Olympic atheletes and their families.

National Guard Recognizes Seattle Police Sergeant for Continued Support

Today a representative from the National Guard came to the headquarters and presented Sgt. Jessica Taylor the Patriot Award.  Sgt. Taylor was nominated for the Patriot Award by Officer Gabriel Ladd, who is also a member of the National Guard. The Patriot Award recognizes supervisors who demonstrate outstanding support of… [ Keep reading ]