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Drug Enforcement Administration, Seattle Police Department, and IRS Criminal Investigation Arrest Four Suspects Connected to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Department of Justice Tessa M. Gorman United States AttorneyWestern District of Washington “Year-long wiretap investigation results in four arrests and kilogram seizures of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.” Drug trafficking groups with ties to Mexico and Colombia Seattle – Law enforcement teams from the Drug Enforcement Administration… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Addresses Inaccurate Media Reports, Provides Update on Officer Auderer Loudermill

The Seattle Police Department is addressing inaccurate media reports circulating about Officer Daniel Auderer planning to represent SPD during a presentation at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition. These reports are incorrect as Auderer never requested, nor was he approved to do so by… [ Keep reading ]

Video: Officer Involved Shooting 4/17/24

As The Seattle Police Department continues its commitment to transparency, and in accordance with department policy, we are releasing bodyworn video from an officer-involved shooting on April 17 in Tukwila. The incident led to the death of a suspect and an officer with a graze wound. The shooting happened at… [ Keep reading ]

SPD is Closely Monitoring Conflict Between Israel and Iran

The Seattle Police Department is closely monitoring the conflict between Israel and Iran and are working with local and federal agencies to ensure the safety of Seattle community members. As a precaution, we will proactively increase patrols around infrastructures and sensitive areas. SPD’s Community liaisons are working with community leaders as a… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Reflects on 30×30 Initiative, Addresses Community Questions, Concerns during Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month nears a close this March, the Seattle Police Department is reflecting on its progress in the 30×30 Initiative. The pledge is designed to bolster the participation of women in law enforcement to 30 percent of sworn capacity by the year 2030. Police Chief Adrian Z. Diaz… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Department Scores Highest on Police Data Transparency

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has achieved the highest rating on the Vera Institutes Police Data Transparency Index (PDTI). Of the 96 agencies assessed, Seattle scored the most points, with 76 of the possible 100 available. Just 23 US agencies scored higher than 50. We are honored to lead the… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Office of Police Accountability Direct Processing of Public Disclosure Requests   

The Seattle Police Department and the Office of Police Accountability are pleased to confirm that, after a year of preparation, on November 1, 2023, OPA will assume from SPD direct responsibility for responding to all public disclosure requests (PDRs) and legal process (subpoena duces tecum) for OPA files, records, and… [ Keep reading ]

Officer On Administrative Leave For Racist Comments

Statement of Police Chief Adrian Diaz “This morning I listened to an audio recording that includes comments by an off-duty Seattle police officer. A bias/hate complaint was filed with the Office of Police Accountability. I have taken immediate steps to place the officer on administrative leave. This action is consistent… [ Keep reading ]

Edmonds Police Department – Officer Involved Shooting Media Release

Due to the case being an active and ongoing investigation, the Seattle Police Department will be deferring questions about the incident to the Edmonds Police Department. OFF-DUTY SEATTLE POLICE OFFICER INTERRUPTS THEFT OF HIS PERSONAL VEHICLEVehicle Strikes Officer Who Fires Shot During Confrontation in Edmonds An off-duty Seattle Police officer interrupted… [ Keep reading ]

Video: South Precinct Pattern Burglary Press Conference