Week in Review: August 17th

Carmen Best Confirmed and Sworn In

Back to School with SPD

SPD K9 Jedi Thanks You!


Ride Along with Chief Best

SPD in the Community Week in Review: June 29th

A takeaway from the recent public safety survey by Seattle University

Tips to secure your home this summer

Contact your precinct for a free consultation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

Unsung heroes: Evidence Unit


SPD in the Community: Great Work, K9 Happy Hour, Data Driven and Precinct Picnics

SPD Safe Place: A National Model

SPD Safe Place continues to be a national model. The Baltimore Police Department this week launched their own Safe Place program inspired by Seattle.

SPD Analytics Program Measures Up

Information Management magazine published an article touting SPD’s Data Driven Section.

“The data is unprecedented in policing — all the information we gather about our Terry stops, frisks, crisis intervention and use of force, including officer-involved shootings—we put it out publicly,’’ Maxey says.

K-9 Happy Hour 

Please join some of Seattle’s finest and furriest officers for a K-9 Happy Hour!
Proceeds will go to support the Seattle Police Department’s K-9 Unit.

Register here.

2018 Precinct Picnics

2018 Precinct Picnics are just around the corner. Mark your calendars.

Precinct Picnic Dates:

Southwest:  Saturday, August 11th,  11am – 3pm @ Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW

South:  Sunday, August 12th, 1pm – 4pm @ Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S

West:  Thursday, August 16th, 4pm – 7pm @ Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S

North:  Saturday, August 18th, 1pm – 4pm @ SPD North Precinct, 10049 College Way N

East:  Saturday, August 25th, 1pm – 4pm @ SPD East Precinct, 1519 12th Ave

For sponsorship information, please contact Justin@seattlepolicefoundation.org ​or 206-733-9372.

To register for a booth at the picnics, please contact Diane.Pilon@seattle.gov.​

Out and About with Chief Carmen Best

Honoring Our Own, More Than Game, Cruising Into Boating Season

Law Enforcement Medal of Honor & Peace Officers Memorial

Today we honored several SPD officers for their bravery and heroism and those that have fallen in the line of duty at the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial.

Officer Christopher Bandel
Officer Joshua Vaaga
Officer Brian Pritchard
Officer Xavier Gordillo
Officer Hudson Kang
Officer Elizabeth Kennedy
Officer Christopher Myers

SEAPAL: More Than a Game

The Seattle Police Activities League (SEAPAL) is in full swing. SEAPAL is a proactive, prevention-oriented strategy which relies on the cooperation, coordination and building of relationships between youth, police and community through recreation and cultural enrichment with police officers serving as coaches, mentors and role models. The SEAPAL objectives are:

• To create a safe and healthy environment indicated by increased participation and reduction in crime around the communities
• To give youth alternatives to conflict resolution through participation in programs
• To build character and develop leadership excellence among our youth
• To train, promote and build strong minds through Athletics and Community stewardship – A mentorship model.

For more on SPD community outreach activities, click here.


Cruising Into Boating Season