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Mayor Updates Public on SPD 20/20 Initiative

This news release is from the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn Today Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle Police Department’s 20/20 team provided an update to the public on the progress of 20/20 implementation. The mayor also announced new civilian appointments to the Firearms Review Board, which reviews each discharge of… [ Keep reading ]

Clarification On One of The More Interesting Items Brought to Today’s Buyback Event

We’ve received a number of questions about one particular item collected at today’s buyback, so we will try and provide some clarification: A man standing outside the gun buyback event this afternoon was showing his recently purchased launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.  Naturally, this created a… [ Keep reading ]

Great Turnout At Today’s Gun Buyback Event

Great response to today’s event.  We had no idea the number of people who would show up to turn in their unwanted guns in exchange for gift cards.  The response was so great in fact, that we ended up shutting down early just to ensure we had enough gift cards for everyone… [ Keep reading ]

“Is This An Assault Rifle, Or Just A Regular Old Gun?”

We’ve gotten some questions about which guns will be considered “assault weapons” (eligible for up to $200 in gift cards, given out at SPD’s discretion) at this month’s gun buyback on January 26th.  While the state doesn’t have anything on the books defining “assault weapons”, here’s what our in-house gun… [ Keep reading ]

Apply now for the Community Police Academy

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Eleven-Week Community Police Academy Want to learn about being a police officer?  What is CSI?  What does I & R stand for?  What’s a DOA?  The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the  eleven-week Community Police Academy that… [ Keep reading ]

Weddings at City Hall on Sunday

One hundred and forty weddings are scheduled to take place this Sunday at City Hall. Come join the celebration at City Hall Plaza from 10 AM to 5 PM, on Fourth Avenue downtown between James and Cherry streets. To come inside City Hall, you’ll have to be an invited member… [ Keep reading ]

Want to See How Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Works?

The Seattle Police Department is one of 50 organizations that have received permission from the federal government to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – also known as “drones”. What – UAV Question & Answer When – October 25th, 2012 Time – 6:00 p.m. Location- The Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry Street, Seattle, WA… [ Keep reading ]

Updated totals for this weekend’s National Drug Take Back Day

Here are the total amounts, per precinct, of Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day: East Precinct-68 pounds West Precinct-59 pounds Southwest Precinct-199 pounds South Precinct-36 pounds North Precinct-147 pounds Total weight: 509 pounds.  Thank you all that participated, and there will be another opportunity in the Spring.

National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, September 29th

On Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the Seattle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal… [ Keep reading ]

North Seattle Spree Burglar to Be Sentenced Today

King County prosecutors are asking for a tough sentence for an 18-year-old man who went on a burglary spree across North Seattle earlier this year. Beginning in February, Maxfield Dare burglarized more than a dozen homes as his victims slept, and stole cash, credit cards and cars. Detectives from SPD’s… [ Keep reading ]