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Chief Carmen Best to Serve as Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Chief Carmen Best will serve as co-chair for the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF). The LEITF is made up of 116 law enforcement officials from across the country. Task Force members are committed to protecting all members of their communities,… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement on New Zealand Mosques Shootings

The Seattle Police Department stands with our Muslim community. We have reached out to local mosques offering any assistance they might need. Although there are no imminent threats to Seattle we are working closely with federal, state and local partners to monitor the situation. If you see something. Say something…. [ Keep reading ]

SPD in the Community – March 1st

RIDE ALONG WITH CHIEF BEST Thank you Sunset Club for having me and listening to what @SeattlePD is doing around #holisticpolicing we are all in this together. pic.twitter.com/SAVQf1IOlx — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) February 8, 2019 Welcoming our new African-American Advisory Council chairperson. #holisticpolicing pic.twitter.com/RGCVOWRPpe — Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest)… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Signs on for U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS)

Today the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Army held a signing ceremony to demonstrate support for the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS). This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help soldiers forge professional relationships with organizations outside the military and encourage them to… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Returns Mexican Artifacts

Today the Seattle Police Department returned seized artifacts to Mexico at a repatriation ceremony held at the Consulate of Mexico. In November 2017, SPD was contacted about an estate sale where Mexican artifacts were being sold. Upon examination of the items by anthropology experts and Mexican officials it was determined… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Seattle (October 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best responded to this morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning with the following statement: “This was an act of terror and an act of hate against… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces Updates to SPD Leadership Team

As the Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department, it is my responsibility to ensure the Department’s continued success, and advance a culture of continuous innovation and improvement with a shared commitment to service. In supporting this vision, I am making the following Command Staff announcements: With Deputy Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Deputy Chief Chris Fowler retiring from SPD to join the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

I would like to announce the retirement of Deputy Chief of Police Chris Fowler and thank him for his outstanding contributions and 26 years of service to this City, and for helping to make the Seattle Police Department a national model for reform and constitutional policing. “Throughout my 26 years… [ Keep reading ]

Carmen Best sworn in as new Chief of Police

UPDATE NEW TIMES AND LOCATION FOR COMMUNITY SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES  Today I was confirmed unanimously by the City Council as the Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department.  Next Tuesday, August 21st, there will be community swearing-in ceremonies at the following locations: Seattle City Hall | Bertha Knight Landes Room |… [ Keep reading ]

Interim Chief Carmen Best Nominated As Seattle’s Next Police Chief

I want to thank Mayor Durkan for this opportunity. She and I share the same public safety vision for moving Seattle forward, and making this the best city it can be for everyone. I’d also like to take this moment to especially thank the men and women, both sworn and… [ Keep reading ]