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There is a new face coming to the Seattle Police Department Executive Staff

Captain Carmen Best began her career with the Seattle Police Department in 1992. Captain Best has worked uniformed patrol, School Safety, Media Relations, Patrol Supervisor, Media Relations Supervisor, Watch Commander, Operations Lieutenant, Narcotics Proactive Lieutenant, Robbery/Gangs/Fugitive Lieutenant, and Community Outreach Lieutenant. Her most recent assignment was as the Community Outreach… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Pugel Joins Harvard Panel On Criminal Justice Reform

Chief Jim Pugel to Join Executive Session on Community Corrections at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Seattle, WA – Chief Jim Pugel will be a member of the new Executive Session on Community Corrections convening over the next three years at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy… [ Keep reading ]

We Will Continue Our Mission of Public Safety With Regards to I-502

Today US Attorney General Holder announced that the federal government would not interfere with the implementation of I-502. Here is Interim Chief Jim Pugel’s statement on the decision: “I am pleased Attorney General Eric Holder has provided clarity about the future of Initiative 502 in Washington state. Our department will… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Pugel Weighs in on Expectations of Officers

I am aware of the article by Mr. Holden in the Stranger Slog documenting the allegation of rudeness by one of my police officers. Once we learned of the incident the department immediately referred the complaint to the Office of Professional Accountability.  I have discussed it with OPA Director Pierce… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Chief John Diaz Retiring; Assistant Chief Jim Pugel Promoted to Interim Chief

After a 36-year career in law enforcement, Seattle police Chief John Diaz is retiring. “It was time,” Chief Diaz said at a press conference Monday morning, flanked by his successor, Assistant Chief Jim Pugel, and Mayor Mike McGinn. Since taking the helm at SPD in 2009, Chief Diaz has overseen,… [ Keep reading ]

Want to See How Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Works?

The Seattle Police Department is one of 50 organizations that have received permission from the federal government to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – also known as “drones”. What – UAV Question & Answer When – October 25th, 2012 Time – 6:00 p.m. Location- The Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry Street, Seattle, WA… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Eleven-Week Community Police Academy

Want to learn about being a police officer?  What is CSI?  What does I & R stand for?  What’s a DOA?  The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the fall Community Police Academy that begins Thursday, September 6, 2012.  Classes are held once a week for eleven-weeks from… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic safety celebrates 10 year anniversary of seat belt law and 1,010 lives saved!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Washington’s primary seat belt law. An estimated 1,010 lives have been saved since the initiation of the law requiring drivers and passengers to buckle up. To mark the occasion and maintain this trend, officers throughout Northwest Washington are conducting Click It or Ticket… [ Keep reading ]

Public’s assistance being sought

On 4/22/12, just shortly after 2:00 a.m., multiple shots were fired from a vehicle, in the area of 2nd Ave and Yesler Way.  Officers in the nearby area responded and located the 21-year-old female victim down on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck.  The victim and her boyfriend… [ Keep reading ]

SPD officers give back to the community

On 4/6/2012, members from the Seattle Police Department participated in a charity basketball event in an effort to help raise funds for a local food bank and the Ballard High School football program. The department members who participated in this event did so on their own time as a way to give… [ Keep reading ]