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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 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 ]

Video: South Precinct Pattern Burglary Press Conference


SPD Announces Shift Schedule Change

The Seattle Police Department is announcing a new shift schedule for all patrol officers, effective Wednesday, February 15th. The change is the result of an extensive review process to ensure SPD has adequate staffing during the peak hours of calls for service — despite limited staff.   Patrol shifts will now… Filed Under: News Releases, Statements and News Releases

SPD Releases Body Worn Video of Officers’ Response To Shots Fired Calls

On February 1st just before 7p, Seattle Police officers from East Precinct responded to 12th Avenue East and East Mercer Street after multiple callers reported hearing shots fired. The officers’ response was video recorded by community members and is currently being shared on social media. In the interest of full transparency, SPD… Filed Under: East Precinct, News Releases

SPD Launches Before the Badge Training Program

The Seattle Police Department hears the many voices demanding real and lasting change in policing. As a result, the department has launched a first-of-its-kind new training program that focuses on relationships and wellness before law enforcement tactics. Before SPD’s new recruits attend the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for… [ Keep reading ]

Department Statement On Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status

As of midnight, all but six Seattle Police Department employees have submitted their COVID-19 vaccination forms or are involved in an accommodation process, per city mandate. For those six employees, the separation process has begun. That legal process includes a mandatory Loudermill hearing. For more information, please see the SPD Manual.—department-employment/2030—retirements-and-separations Meanwhile, 103 sworn and civilian SPD employees submitted requests for either a medical or religious exemption. While away from… [ Keep reading ]