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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 ]

Statement From Interim Chief Carmen Best

There is no greater honor than to have served as the Chief of the Seattle Police Department, in a city and department that I love. I want to thank the Mayor for the opportunity and have agreed to her request that I continue as Interim Chief until a new Chief is… [ Keep reading ]

National Police Week May 13th-19th 2018

Last night we kicked off National Police Week at the West Precinct with a Candlelight Vigil to honor fallen officers.  As we join law enforcement across the country in paying tribute,  I wanted to make sure you were aware of the remaining events taking place locally.  A special thank you… [ Keep reading ]

National Drug Take Back Day is This Saturday, April 28th

This Saturday the Seattle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are hosting the 14th semi-annual event to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted drugs. This Saturday, April 28th, the city’s five precincts will serve as drop-off locations between 10… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best’s Statement on SPD’s Full and Effective Compliance With the Consent Decree

I am thrilled to announce that this afternoon at 3:00, the federal court overseeing our reforms entered an order finding the Seattle Police Department in full and effective compliance with all core areas of the Consent Decree.  To all of you who have worked so hard, my deep, heartfelt congratulations,… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Carmen Best Appointed Leadership Council Chair of United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Seattle

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Chief Carmen Best was appointed Chair of the Seattle United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council. “The Seattle Police Department has worked incredibly hard to ensure our youth has access to the opportunities they deserve,” said Chief Carmen Best. “For more… [ Keep reading ]

Message from Interim Chief Carmen Best

Following is a message that Interim Chief Carmen Best shared with employees earlier this morning. Hello everyone, and Happy New Year. I have had the pleasure of working with you for the past 26 years. There is no greater honor than to serve as your Chief. I want to thank… [ Keep reading ]

New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety

The year is quickly coming to an end. As we prepare for New Year’s Eve celebrations, we want to remind you that public safety is our number one priority. We have added additional staff throughout the city to ensure everyone has a safe evening. In addition to these extra officers, we… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Thanks Seattle

As you now know, I’ve made the very difficult decision to step down, effective December 31. It’s difficult because I love this City. I care deeply about the Seattle Police Department, and more than anything, I love being a police officer. It’s not just a job to me – it’s… [ Keep reading ]