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SPD Returns Mexican Artifacts

Today the Seattle Police Department returned seized artifacts to Mexico at a repatriation ceremony held at the Consulate of Mexico. In November 2017, SPD was contacted about an estate sale where Mexican artifacts were being sold. Upon examination of the items by anthropology experts and Mexican officials it was determined… [ Keep reading ]

Week in Review: November 16, 2018

Ride Along with Chief Best Signing the @SPOG1952 contract today with @MayorJenny and @SeattleCouncil members @CMLGonzalez and @CMRobJohnson, as well members of the Chinatown International District community. Moving forward, looking ahead! — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) November 14, 2018 Great @SeattlePD roll call visit this morning! Thank you to… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement Regarding Accidental Death

The Seattle Police Department has received numerous inquiries regarding a recent and widely publicized case involving the untimely death of a young man. The young man was at a hospital and under the care of a physician when he died, and the King County Medical Examiner has ruled that the… [ Keep reading ]

K9 Bear, Detective Ian Polhemus Win ASPCA Award for Public Service

Congrats to our electronic-sniffing K9 Bear (who can’t read this) and his handler, Det. Ian Polhemus (who can!) on their ASPCA award for public service, featured in PARADE Magazine. Public Service Award: Bear (Police Dog), Seattle, Washington A former homeless Labrador-mix, born in 2013, Bear found his calling in an innovative program in… [ Keep reading ]

Despite Surge in Crisis Calls, Fewer Than Two Percent Involve Use of Force

Today, the Seattle Police Department released the Crisis Intervention Outcome Report, which covers an 18-month period between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. “Crisis calls in our city have surged, and yet the overwhelming majority of these incidents are handled with little or no force at all. This is a… [ Keep reading ]

Online Ad Leads Police to Man’s Stolen Bike

The South Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team recovered a man’s stolen bicycle after he found it posted for sale online. Yesterday, the man contacted police and said he’d found his bike–a rare Willier bicycle, valued at $6,000–posted on The man had previously contacted police on October 2nd, after the bike was… [ Keep reading ]

National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 27th from 10 am to 2 pm

On Saturday, October 27th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces New Assistant Chiefs

After careful consideration following a national search, I am pleased to announce the promotion of two members of the Department to Assistant Chief. Deanna Nollette will serve as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Assistant Chief Nollette has been with the Department for 22 years, and has helped further… [ Keep reading ]

SPD, West Seattle Junction Association Partner to Launch City’s First Anti-Crime Business Block Watch Program

This week the Seattle Police Department rolled out the city’s first anti-crime Business Block Watch Program in the West Seattle Junction.  Six months in development, the program is a pilot collaboration between the Seattle Police Department and the Junction Association. Jennifer Danner, the Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator explained that… [ Keep reading ]

Week in Review: October 19 2018

Help Support the Seattle Police Foundation We are proud to be working with the Seattle Police Foundation to raise $50,000 to give 200 kids a bed. Learn more. On this special evening, we come together to honor the sworn and civilian members of the Seattle Police Department for going above… [ Keep reading ]