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Chief O’Toole’s Statement on Irish Nomination

Late last evening, I received a call from the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland who informed me that she intended to nominate me as chair of a commission to reform Irish policing.  I am certainly honored by this nomination, but also it is a testament to the incredible work the… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Assists FBI In Organized Crime Investigation

From the Department of Justice: SIX ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ORGANIZED CRIMINAL RING PROFITING FROM PROSTITUTION ENTERPRISE Defendants Rented Apartments for Prostitution, Advertised on Backpage.com and other Sites; Cycled Sex Workers through Locations across the West Six people are under arrest and law enforcement served court authorized search warrants at more than… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Chief O’Toole on Recent Gun Violence

In the last 24 hours, there have been five shooting incidents, leaving one person dead and four others injured. We offer our deepest sympathy to the family of the young woman who died yesterday. Our hearts go out to these victims and their loved ones. We are outraged by the… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Use of Force Assessment

I want to take this opportunity to share with you the results of the Monitor’s assessment on SPD use of force, which will be filed with the court today and no doubt be the subject of much media attention. In short, the Monitor’s assessment confirms the data that SPD reported… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State ICAC Arrest 11 Suspects in Multi-Agency Operation in Vancouver, WA

The following is a news release from the WA State ICAC Task Force, of which the Seattle Police Department is a partner: Member agencies of the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a targeted operation in the Vancouver, WA area. This was a proactive investigation to locate… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Department Sets Future Priorities

In November 2016, we released a report outlining our department’s progress over the past two years. It is equally important that we look to the future. Our strategic plan covers the four pillars of policing that will continue to serve as our guiding principles as we move ahead: Enhance Public… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Releases Use of Force Data

As part of the National Police Foundation Initiative, we are publishing our use of force data to highlight transparency around our policy, process, and training with regards to use of force and how it is investigated.  Working to maintain public trust is one of our core principles. It is within this spirit… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Grieves with Tacoma Police

Our hearts go out to the family of the fallen Tacoma Police officer, and the men and women of the Tacoma Police Department.  We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.   

Chief O’Toole Statement On Immigration Status

As affirmed by Mayor Murray, the City of Seattle remains committed to values of equality, inclusion and openness. So does the Seattle Police Department. I have heard from people in our community who fear that the policies of the SPD with regards to immigration status will soon change. They will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Department Recognizes Two Years of Progress

When I started with Seattle Police Department in June 2014, we were in the early stages of implementing a federal consent decree. Thanks to the incredibly hard work of our department, we have emerged as a leader in reform and constitutional policing. This progress report outlines SPD’s work over the… [ Keep reading ]