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My Response to The Guardian

In the Editor’s Notes column of The Guardian, there are several claims that are false. Because false information unchecked will soon take on a life of its own, I am writing to address two key points in immediate need of correction. I AM NOT A CANDIDATE FOR ANOTHER POLICE CHIEF… [ Keep reading ]

Command Changes and Promotions

As we approach a new era of our organization, it is critical that our leadership aligns with our priorities. ln keeping with this vision, I am making the following Command Staff announcements. I sincerely appreciate the contribution of Marc Garth Green stepping into the role of Deputy Chief. However, we… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward, Looking Ahead

Since my public swearing in one year ago today, the focus of the Department has been on five guiding principles in service to our community: Reduce Crime and Disorder Service Excellence Honor and Professionalism Business Efficiencies Data-Driven Policies and Practices Equally important, we have been listening to all levels of… [ Keep reading ]

Response to Political Advertisement

I was recently made aware of a campaign advertisement issued by a political action committee that features my image and quotes words I spoke concerning the state of support, or lack thereof, for police officers in this city. My statement is as true today as it was when spoken, but… [ Keep reading ]

Major Cities Chiefs Form Immigration Working Group – Proposing Roundtable With Department of Homeland Security

The mission of police is to protect our communities and keep them safe. Major Cities Chiefs is committed to protecting all our residents, both documented and undocumented. We have taken a solemn oath to serve the public, regardless of immigration status. This includes providing protection, responding to calls for service,… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces Mark Baird as Chief Operating Officer

I am pleased to announce that Mark Baird will serve as SPD’s Chief Operating Officer. Mark has been with the Department for nearly four years, and has been an integral part of our Command Staff. He will oversee Professional Standards, Administrative Services, Budget and Finance, the 911 Communication Center, and… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Carmen Best to Serve as Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Chief Carmen Best will serve as co-chair for the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF). The LEITF is made up of 116 law enforcement officials from across the country. Task Force members are committed to protecting all members of their communities,… [ Keep reading ]

SPD in the Community – March 1st

RIDE ALONG WITH CHIEF BEST Thank you Sunset Club for having me and listening to what @SeattlePD is doing around #holisticpolicing we are all in this together. pic.twitter.com/SAVQf1IOlx — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) February 8, 2019 Welcoming our new African-American Advisory Council chairperson. #holisticpolicing pic.twitter.com/RGCVOWRPpe — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest)… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Signs on for U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)

Today the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Army held a signing ceremony to demonstrate support for the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS). This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help soldiers forge professional relationships with organizations outside the military and encourage them to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Seattle (October 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best responded to this morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning with the following statement: “This was an act of terror and an act of hate against… [ Keep reading ]