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‘Tis the Season: Package Theft Prevention Tips

Some handy tips that can be used all year long. These tips will be available at your local precinct as brochures in the coming days.

Week in Review: 12.14.18

LEARNING FROM THE COMMUNITY SPD officers recently took part in the Chinatown International District (CID) Community History Institute. This program is an opportunity for our officers working in the CID to learn about the neighborhoods rich history directly from the people who live and work in the CID. SPD STANDS… [ Keep reading ]

SU Public Safety Survey, Quashed Warrants, Mexican Artifacts

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Take the Public Safety Survey Today The Seattle Public Safety Survey works to collect qualitative and quantitative data that gives insight to perceptions of crime and safety within each micro-community. The areas measured are perceptions of police legitimacy, informal social control, social cohesion, fear of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle 911 Center Receives GPS Location Boost to Help Locate Mobile Callers

The Seattle Police 911 Center has added some new capabilities. While cellular telephones have offered our society with convenience and portability, they have surrendered a key benefit that is ordinary to landline technology: precise location services when calling 911. That is, up until now. RapidSOS, enabled late last month at… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Let Grinches Ruin Your Holiday Shopping Season

If you’ll be out shopping on Black Friday or F5-ing your way through Cyber Monday, please be mindful that this is also a busy season for car prowlers and package thieves. SPD’s Crime Analysis Unit has identified the spots most heavily-targeted by prowlers during last year’s holiday shopping season, and… [ Keep reading ]

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! pic.twitter.com/kMkIbk9VNR — 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 ]