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Mia isn’t here to work but she definitely wins the #gooddog award. #fridayvibes

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Hi Felicia and We Love Comic Books Too

Meet Felicia Cross

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We Love Comics Too

Kiera Nagai is the winner of the Seattle Police Foundation’s Comic Book Giveaway. Officer Kevin Stuckey an avid comic book collector donated two Fantastic Four comic books — No. 52 and 53, which includes the very first appearance of the Black Panther character in any comic. Officer Stuckey believes comics are a great way to have a conversation about heroes in our lives and to encourage kids to read. Entrants drew their idea of a super hero and Kiera’s drawing was randomly selected. Congratulations Kiera, and thank you Officer Stuckey.

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Getting Baked on 4/20?

To learn more about the event and Vision Zero, click here.

ສະ​ບາຍ​ດີ​ປີ​ໃຫມ່ Happy Lao New Year

Last weekend we were honored to join the Laotian community to celebrate the New Year.


Doing More to Save Lives, March Madness and Community Connections

SPD Expands Naloxone Program with Support from P.A.A.R.I. 

Today the Seattle Police Department announced its receipt of a $5,000 donation from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) made to the Seattle Police Foundation to help continue efforts to expand its naloxone program. This donation will go toward purchasing 100 additional naloxone kits for distribution to patrol officers.

SPD officers are on the front line of the opioid crisis, one of the most urgent public health and public safety issues facing Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. Two years ago, SPD bike patrol officers began carrying and administering naloxone, through a generous grant from the Marah Project. To date, bike officers helped reverse 24 potentially deadly overdoses using naloxone.

March Madness Doesn’t Have to End 

The Seattle Police Department’s SEAPAL partnered with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Magnuson Park Community Center to hold a 4-week basketball program. Twenty youth participated in the first practice with SPD officers.

Out and About with Chief Best 

Connecting With Our Youth, Baseball, What If, and St. Patrick’s Day

Connecting With Our Youth

We recently launched a mentorship, pairing middle school students with officers. The mentorship is part of the expanding Seattle Police Activities League (SEAPAL) programming designed to be a proactive, prevention-oriented strategy building relationships between youth, police and community. Click here for more information.

Play Ball

Opening day is less than a week away, we couldn’t wait so we played a some catch at Safeco Field.

The If Project

The If Project asks women who are incarcerated, “If there was something somebody could have said or done to change the path that led you here, what would it be?” A documentary about the program will screen in Seattle March 25.

St. Patrick’s Day

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a few friends.

International Women’s Day, Students Stopping Gun Violence and A Visit From the Japanese Consul


This week we saluted women everywhere on International Women’s Day and highlighted a few of our very own. Chief Carmen Best joined with other women City leaders for a discussion hosted by Seattle City Light titled  “Women in Power: Press for Progress.” Panelist included Mayor Jenny Durkan, Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan, Acting Director of Seattle IT Tracye Cantrell, Councilmembers  Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Debora Juarez, and Teresa Mosqueda.


In the wake of Parkland Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted a town hall to to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in our communities.


Great conversations tonight thanks to @seapubschools students and @MayorJenny at the “Students Stopping Gun Violence” Town Hall, hosted by Chief Sealth International HS. #SEAGunViolence


When rumors of unconstitutional gun seizures in Seattle began circulating among conspiracy news websites, the Seattle Police Department worked quickly with to debunk the erroneous reports as FALSE. SPD continues to do great work supporting Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) within the confines of both policy and law.

The ERPO is designed to give family, household members, and law enforcement a way to petition the court to restrict the access and ability for a person with health crisis issues to purchase or possess firearms.


Chief Carmen Best joined Captain O’Donnell at the North Precinct Advisory Council where they addressed topics from demonstration management, homelessness and pedestrian safety. To learn more about your Precinct Advisory Council, contact your local precinct.


On March 5th the Seattle Police Homicide Unit hosted a group of 15 students from Kansai University of International Studies, along with faculty members and a Japanese Consul representative in a series of presentations and tour of our facility. The focus was on Seattle Police organizational structure, criminal interviews, murder and sex offender laws, and the U.S. legal process.