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Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house tonight. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN!… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole on Reform: Significant Progress Made, Still Work Ahead

Today the Federal Monitor filed his latest report highlighting significant progress the Seattle Police Department has made in its reform efforts during the past year. The department continues to make great strides in dealing with persons in mental health crisis with only 1.6% of the 9,300 crisis contacts resulting in… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Kathleen O’Toole’s Statement on the Attack of Baton Rouge Police Officers

Once again our nation has been rocked by a senseless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brother and sister officers in Baton Rouge, their families, and the communities they serve. In Seattle, we have taken additional safety precautions, both in terms of officer deployment and security at our… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle U Public Safety Survey Results Released Alongside New Micro Community Policing Plan Website

Today the Seattle Police Department launched its new Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) site. The updated site features crime data, interactive dashboards, and strategies deployed by SPD to address priorities identified by the city’s 58 MCPP neighborhoods. MCPP are the result of grassroots efforts, with direct collaboration from residents, business… [ Keep reading ]

Come Enjoy the 4th at Lake Union, Just Leave the Fireworks at Home

With the 4th of July coming up this Monday, the Seattle Police Department would like to provide you with some important reminders about safety, fireworks and how you can help ease the strain on our 911 center during the busy holiday. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks (meaning everything but… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic Impacts Expected This Weekend For Pride, Presidential Visit

President Obama and several other dignitaries are visiting Seattle this weekend  just as Seattle Pride gets underway, which means it’s time to start planning for traffic impacts around the city. Downtown streets, arterials and some freeway on and off-ramps will be subject to intermittent closures throughout the weekend, altering normal traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole’s Statement On Mass Shooting In Orlando

The Seattle Police Department offers its sincere condolences to all affected by today’s tragic mass shooting in Orlando. I have been in communication with senior officials from the FBI and DHS, as well as our state and local law enforcement partners. While there is no information indicating any specific threat to… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Safe Place Partners with Seattle Public Schools

Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland announced today the expansion of SPD Safe Place to Seattle Public Schools. The district’s 98 schools are designated SPD “Safe Place” for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) victims of crime and discrimination. SPD announced the program in May… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Thanks City Auditor For Overtime Report

Chief Kathleen O’Toole sincerely thanks the City Auditor both for the audit of department overtime released today and the ongoing collaboration during the audit process that has allowed the department to move forward with overtime tracking and control over the last year.  This overtime audit was requested by Chief O’Toole… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Announces Initiative to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Bike officers to be trained and equipped with Nasal Naloxone Today the Seattle Police Department, together with The Marah Project and the University of Washington announced an initiative equipping bike officers with Nasal Naloxone (also known as Narcan) in an effort to decrease deaths from opiate overdoses. This program updates… [ Keep reading ]