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SPD Partners with Transgender Community on New Policy

Today, Seattle Police Department released a training video produced in partnership with members of the transgender community, highlighting the steps officers will take to ensure transgender individuals are treated with dignity and respect during all contacts with police. The video, produced by the department’s Education and Training Section, was prepared… [ Keep reading ]

Introducing SPD’s Record Request Center

As part of the Seattle Police Department’s ongoing commitment to transparency, SPD today became the first City of Seattle agency to launch an online Records Request Center, to improve access to public data and documents. The Records Request Center, powered by GovQA, will enhance how members of the public are able to… [ Keep reading ]

Mary Perry Joins Seattle Police Department as Director of Transparency and Privacy

The Seattle Police Department welcomes Mary Perry as Director of Transparency and Privacy. This is a new position with SPD as part of its re-organization of public disclosure response and enhanced compliance processes. In this role, Perry will oversee public disclosure and direct the department’s efforts to proactively provide data and… [ Keep reading ]

First Lady Michelle Obama Invites Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole to President Barack Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

The White House today announced that Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole will be in attendance for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama. Chief O’Toole will be seated in the First Lady’s Box. Since being selected by Mayor Murray to lead… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole on Force Review Board Compliance

As noted today in the Federal Monitor’s filing, the Seattle Police Department’s Force Review Board (FRB) was found to be in initial compliance with Consent Decree requirements. This signals a major step forward and underscores the SPD’s commitment to reform and accountability. In particular, I’d like to recognize the tireless… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Thanks COO Wagers for Contributions to SPD

I would like to announce the soon-departure of Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers and thank him for his tremendous contributions toward making the SPD a national model for urban policing. I’ve known and worked with Mike since he was a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University. When Mayor Ed Murray announced… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole on Survey Results of Community Attitudes Towards Police

SEATTLE – A recent survey conducted by national polling firm Anzalone Liszt Grove Research as part of the consent decree between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the City of Seattle to measure community attitudes towards the Seattle Police Department (SPD) has found the overall approval of SPD improving, disapproval… [ Keep reading ]

Tomorrow Is National Night Out 2015

The 2015 National Night Out Against Crime is Tomorrow! “Night Out” is a national crime prevention event.  It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.  It is a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning… [ Keep reading ]

Read This Before You Attend Torchlight, Not AT Torchlight

The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is Saturday, and if last year’s Torchlight Parade is a barometer, our region’s privately-owned cellular networks may become taxed by throngs of cell-phone wielding revelers. If you’re unable to reach our 911 Call Center in the event your cell phone provider’s network becomes bogged… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Ed Murray, Chief Kathleen O’Toole Respond to Jury Sentence In Murder of Seattle Officer

Mayor Ed Murray and Chief Kathleen O’Toole issued the following statements this afternoon after a King County jury sentenced Christopher Monfort to life in prison for the murder of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton, the attempted murder of Officer Britt Kelly and Sergeant Gary Nelson, and arson at a city facility:… [ Keep reading ]