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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 ]

Safety Alert: Home Invasion 

The Seattle Police Department would like to draw awareness on home invasions that have been occurring within our communities. Please take into consideration the following that may assist in providing an increased measure of security and safety for you and your family. SPD wants to ensure these communities know that… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Alert: Casino Visitors Being Targeted

The Seattle Police Department has responded to several armed robberies involving victims leaving local casinos. SPD would like to bring awareness to this criminal activity and provide the following safety tips to help prevent this crime from happening to you. 1. Be aware of your surroundings – avoid walking… Filed Under: Alerts, General

SPD’s Tweets By Beat Accounts Not Impacted by Changes at Twitter

UPDATE: 2/9/23, 2:06 PM: Based on an announcement from Twitter yesterday, SPD’s Tweets by Beat accounts will no longer be impacted by a change to Twitter API. This means all Tweets by Beat accounts will continue to function and be updated. Each account will now be subject to a 1500… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s Statement on Upcoming Council Budget Amendments

Good afternoon, About an hour from now, the City Council will vote on whether to eliminate 101 police officer positions. This would be devastating to our city’s already overwhelmed public safety system and demoralizing to the hardworking officers who have continued to serve our community through an increasingly difficult time. … [ Keep reading ]

Update: Detectives Arrest Suspect in Phinney Ridge Homicide

Update 10/6/21: Detectives with the SPD Homicide Unit, CRG Unit, and US Marshalls arrested Jacaree Hardy today in the city of Renton without incident. Detectives are currently questioning him and will book him into King County Jail when they are done. Original: The death of a 20-year-old woman found in… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State Patrol Investigating After SPD Officer Killed in Sunday Morning Collision on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is investigating after an SPD officer was struck and killed by a driver on I-5 Sunday morning. The SPD officer had just left work when they happened upon a collision on I-5 near South Forest Street. At this point in the investigation, it appears the officer pulled their vehicle over and got out to… [ Keep reading ]

Notice Of Public Hearing On Proposed Rules For Public Disclosure And Fee Collection

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules Relating to Public Disclosure and the Collection of Fees Associated with Providing Copies of Records Washington’s Public Records Act (PRA) has allowed agencies to impose a reasonable charge for providing copies of public records since it was adopted by… [ Keep reading ]

Read This Before You Attend Torchlight, Not AT Torchlight

The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is Saturday, and if last year’s Torchlight Parade is a barometer, our region’s privately-owned cellular networks may become taxed by throngs of cell-phone wielding revelers. If you’re unable to reach our 911 Call Center in the event your cell phone provider’s network becomes bogged… [ Keep reading ]

As giant parade winds down: patience, patience, patience

The following information was sent from the Seattle Emergency Operations Center. SEATTLE — As one of the largest — and most exuberant — parades in Seattle history winds down, Seattle, public safety officials are urging people to continue exercising patience as they head back home. “Seahawks fans have been their… [ Keep reading ]