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Thank You 12s!

The fans that came out in force today for the historic Seahawk celebration downtown were fantastic.  They braved the cold weather and long waits before they were able to celebrate loudly as their team, the Super Bowl champions, Seattle Seahawks, were honored with the parade down Fourth Avenue and a rally at Century Link… [ Keep reading ]

As giant parade winds down: patience, patience, patience

The following information was sent from the Seattle Emergency Operations Center. SEATTLE — As one of the largest — and most exuberant — parades in Seattle history winds down, Seattle, public safety officials are urging people to continue exercising patience as they head back home. “Seahawks fans have been their… [ Keep reading ]

The Post-Game Wrap Up

Moments after the Seahawks clinched their first-ever Super Bowl win Sunday night, fans spilled into Seattle’s streets for  impromptu celebrations. In anticipation of large, spontaneous gatherings, the Seattle Police Department deployed extra officers onto Seattle’s streets, and police worked late into the night as mostly well-behaved crowds celebrated the Hawks’… [ Keep reading ]

Bureau and Precinct Command Assignments

Since I have become the Interim Chief of Police, I have made it a priority to keep the employees of the Seattle Police Department informed about all of the changes occurring—I want you to hear about them from me first. With that in mind, I would like to give… [ Keep reading ]

Assistant Chief Clark Kimerer To Retire

I would like to congratulate Assistant Chief Clark Kimerer on his retirement from the Seattle Police Department. Clark informed me of his decision to retire on Friday, January 24th. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2014. Until that time he will be working on several long term special projects…. [ Keep reading ]

Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey Announces Promotions and Command Staff Changes

Interim Chief of Police Harry Bailey made the following announcement to all Seattle Police Department employees this afternoon: I would like to announce the newest promotions in the Seattle Police Department and Command Staff changes. Effective immediately, the following Captains have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief: Robin Clark… [ Keep reading ]

Assistant Chief Sanford To Retire

I would like to congratulate Assistant Chief Mike Sanford on his retirement from the Seattle Police Department.  Chief Sanford has been a valuable asset to the Seattle Police Department during his 29 years of service with SPD.  He has made his notification that his retirement will be effective as of… [ Keep reading ]

Our Department’s New Use of Force Policy

Today, the Seattle Police Department took another step forward in our efforts to provide effective, humane and constitutional policing to our city. Federal Judge James Robart has approved an extensive overhaul of how our officers are trained to use force, making clear our department’s commitment to tactics like de-escalation and confrontation avoidance… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Pugel Visits the United Nations to Talk About Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program

Fresh off his recent appearance on a Harvard panel on criminal justice reform, Seattle Police Department Chief Jim Pugel appeared at the United Nations earlier this week to talk about Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. The LEAD program is a harm reduction effort currently being piloted in the Belltown area, which… [ Keep reading ]

Detailing the Expansion of the Domestic Violence Unit

This morning, I received questions from the City Council about staffing levels in our department’s Domestic Violence Unit. After a thorough review, showing our department has increased the number of investigators in our nationally-recognized DV Unit to 15, I have sent this letter to Councilmember Tim Burgess, providing a detailed accounting… [ Keep reading ]