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The Seattle Police Foundation thanks the Seattle Hotel Association for hosting the Evening of Hope gala

The Seattle Hotel Association hosted their annual Evening of Hope Gala to benefit the Seattle Police Foundation, and honor President Obama’s Drug Czar and former Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske and his wife, Anna Laszlo Seattle, Washington — February 6, 2012 — This past Saturday, the Seattle Hotel Association hosted… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz responds to ongoing OPA investigation

The fact that I hold my officers to the highest standard is no secret. Our community deserves and expects nothing less. Right now this case (see SPD Statement below) is in the hands of the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).  It was referred there by Department commanders per Department policy. The… [ Keep reading ]

Implementing police reforms

The following is a post from Mayor Mike McGinn’s blog: The people of Seattle deserve a police force that fights crime in a way that is fair and equitable. We deserve a police force that is well trained and accountable for its actions. We deserve a police force that is… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s budget presentation to City Council

Chief John Diaz delivered the following remarks to the City Council at 2 p.m. today. Chief’s message 100411 As I was preparing for this budget presentation, my original inclination was to focus on four topics: • Where we are in the Neighborhood Policing Plan • The impact of current fiscal realities • Promising developments… [ Keep reading ]