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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 ]

SPD 20/20: A Vision For the Future

One way or another, the Seattle Police Department is going to look very different in the next 20 months. Following a harsh review by the Department of Justice—which called SPD out for a pattern of excessive force and intimated there were signs of biased policing in the department—city leaders and… [ Keep reading ]

Special Olympics Washington thanks SPD for support

This morning at Seattle Police Headquarters CEO Beth Wojick, Mary Do, Dan Wartelle and athlete/board member Angela Martin of Special Olympics Washington presented Chief John Diaz with a plaque in appreciation of the support that SPD provides to Special Olympics year-round.  Angela Martin personally thanked the Chief and explained how important police… [ Keep reading ]

SPD is Hiring Police Officers!

Entry Level Police Officer Exam: June 23-24, 2012.  Online Application Filing Period: April 2–27, 2012 at www.seattlepolicejobs.com WORKSHOPS: We have free pre-test workshops available to help you prepare for the June 23-24 Entry Level Police Officer Exam.  You must pre-register with the Recruiting Unit in order to attend.    Please… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Police Foundation thanks the Seattle Hotel Association for hosting the Evening of Hope gala

The Seattle Hotel Association hosted their annual Evening of Hope Gala to benefit the Seattle Police Foundation, and honor President Obama’s Drug Czar and former Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske and his wife, Anna Laszlo Seattle, Washington — February 6, 2012 — This past Saturday, the Seattle Hotel Association hosted… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz responds to ongoing OPA investigation

The fact that I hold my officers to the highest standard is no secret. Our community deserves and expects nothing less. Right now this case (see SPD Statement below) is in the hands of the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).  It was referred there by Department commanders per Department policy. The… [ Keep reading ]

Implementing police reforms

The following is a post from Mayor Mike McGinn’s blog: The people of Seattle deserve a police force that fights crime in a way that is fair and equitable. We deserve a police force that is well trained and accountable for its actions. We deserve a police force that is… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s budget presentation to City Council

Chief John Diaz delivered the following remarks to the City Council at 2 p.m. today. Chief’s message 100411 As I was preparing for this budget presentation, my original inclination was to focus on four topics: • Where we are in the Neighborhood Policing Plan • The impact of current fiscal realities • Promising developments… [ Keep reading ]