Mayor Murray released the following statement today regarding a recent report about SPD’s Education and Training Section:
The Office of Professional Accountability report on SPD’s Education and Training Section acknowledges the progress Chief O’Toole and her command staff have already made to reform the practices of ETS.
While we have charted a new course to more effective training at SPD, we have more work to do. In light of this report, I have directed the chief to again review ETS management structure, fiscal accountability measures and program outcomes.
Training is a critical tool in our efforts to reform the department and comply with the terms of the settlement agreement. Seattle’s police officers and the public expect and demand a program that builds officers’ skills and helps make Seattle a safer city.