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Chief O’Toole’s Statement on Juvenile Justice Reform

I wholeheartedly support this bold step to transform the way our community handles juvenile offenders. Credible research suggests that we can reduce crime by bringing a rehabilitative, public health approach to juvenile justice. In addition to the change that’s being announced today, I also believe we must continue to expand… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Chief O’Toole on Appointment of Andrew Myerberg to OPA Director

The Seattle Police Department wholly supports the nomination of Andrew Myerberg to the permanent position of OPA Director.  While serving as interim OPA Director, Andrew has demonstrated principled oversight, a deep understanding of SPD policy and reforms, and a steady commitment to fairness and transparency.  We congratulate Andrew on this… [ Keep reading ]

National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28th

UPDATE 10/30 1030 AM:  The public turned in a total of 741.5 pounds of miscellaneous prescription medications on Saturday.  Here are the total in pounds by precinct: North Precinct:  248 pounds West Precinct: 67 pounds East Precinct:  205.5 pounds South Precinct: 90 pounds Southwest Precinct: 131 pounds. There will… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Hosts Citywide Coffee with a Cop Day

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday October 4, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for National Coffee with A Cop Day. We’ll be hosting events citywide in all five precincts at the following Starbucks locations. East Precinct: 2300 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144 North Precinct: 7100 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle,… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Statement on Executive Order Reforming Secondary Employment at SPD

I appreciate the Mayor’s leadership and support on this important issue. We will continue to engage collaboratively, and with a sense of urgency, to develop and implement a modern system for the management of secondary employment that promotes accountability efficiency, and transparency.

Chief O’Toole Statement on Bias Crimes Reporting | Ongoing Effort Between Community & SPD

Chief O’Toole issued the following statement regarding the City Auditor’s Report: Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle Phase 1: The Department welcomes and thanks the City Auditor for their feedback as we routinely examine our procedures to make sure they align with best business practices.  We… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Responds to Reports of an FBI/OPA Investigation Into Secondary Employment

I’m writing to address recent media reports of an FBI/OPA investigation. Last April, I was made aware of serious allegations against a small number of Seattle Police officers relating to management of secondary employment.   Given the nature of the allegations, I immediately contacted the OPA Director and the Special Agent-in-Charge… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole Announces New Assistant Chiefs, Captain Promotions and Assignments

Appointment of Assistant Chiefs I am pleased to announce the promotion of three members of the department to the SPD command staff. These are critical appointments for the future of the department. Marc Garth Green will assume the role of Chief of the Investigations Bureau. Marc consistently has demonstrated strong… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Rejects Irresponsible Undermining of Community Relations

Seattle’s police officers have embraced reform and have worked incredibly hard to build community trust.  We do not intend to go backwards.  It is truly unfortunate that in today’s toxic environment, politicians at both ends of the spectrum have sought to inflame passions by politicizing what we do.  We remain… [ Keep reading ]

Successes of Hardworking Women and Men of SPD Speak for Themselves

As the Chief of Police, I will not participate in political theater occurring days before an election. My commitment to this job and this city have been obvious to anyone taking part in our efforts to make SPD a national leader and to keep Seattle one of the safest cities… [ Keep reading ]