Seattle University Releases 2020 Public Safety Survey

From Seattle University: The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center is pleased to release the results of the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey. Now in its sixth year, the Seattle Public Safety Survey collects data that captures concerns among those who live and/or work in Seattle about public safety, police, and quality… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Woman for Georgetown Fires

Seattle police arrested a 34-year-old woman after she set a series of fires in Georgetown early Monday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that someone had set fire to 10 garbage and recycling containers outside an apartment building near 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street. Surveillance video from… [ Keep reading ]

SPD’s Crowd Management Changes

This past year has brought unprecedented demonstrations to our nation and our region, posing new challenges for our community and the Seattle Police Department. Our department has been the focus of many of the ongoing protests about inequities in criminal justice, violence in law enforcement, and SPD’s own response to demonstrations. Over the past… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Saturday Night Shooting

Detectives are investigating after an 18-year-old was injured in a drive by shooting Saturday night. Witnesses called 911 at 9:10pm to report one of the people riding in their car in the 2000 block of SW Charleston St. had just been shot. Officers found the 18-year-old man with a non… [ Keep reading ]

Police Catch Motorcycle Thief After Hit and Run Outside West Precinct

Police quickly caught and arrested a Capitol Hill motorcycle thief Friday evening, after he rode past the West Precinct and collided with an SPD employee’s car. At 6:40 p.m., a man called 911 to report his motorcycle had just been stolen from the 1700 block of Summit Avenue. The victim… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz Rescinds Email About Police Appreciation Dinner

A message from Chief Adrian Diaz: “An internal email was shared this week informing SPD employees of a free appreciation dinner hosted by the Rev. Franklin Graham. Based on Graham’s history and affiliations, the email has raised concerns that the SPD may not be committed to the equity of our… [ Keep reading ]

2020 Data Shows Arrests, Use of Force Continue To Be Rare With Those in Crisis

The latest report on SPD’s Hostage Negotiations Team(HNT) and crisis responses shows arrests and use of force continues to be a rare occurrence when officers are dealing with persons in crisis. With 98 HNT responses reported last year, more than half of those calls were resolved either prior to their arrival… [ Keep reading ]

Driver Kills Bicyclist in Seward Park Hit and Run Collision

Detectives are searching for a driver who fled the scene of a fatality collision with a bicyclist near Seward Park on Sunday. Just before 7:00 p.m., a bicyclist was traveling north on Seward Park Avenue South, east of Wilson Ave South. A motorist struck the bicyclist with their car head-on… [ Keep reading ]

Toddler, 3 Others Shot in Central District Sunday Afternoon

An approximately 2-year-old child was one of multiple victims in a shooting in the Central District Sunday afternoon. At 3:22 p.m., multiple witnesses called 911 to report a shooting near the intersection of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. The suspects reportedly approached a business parking lot on foot… [ Keep reading ]

Witness Chases Down Suspect in Early-Morning Arson

A 32-year-old man is under investigation for arson after a witness chased him down and held him for police early this morning near the scene of a fire at a South Seattle construction site. Around 3AM this morning, the witness had just gotten out of bed to use the bathroom… [ Keep reading ]