It’s always a pleasure to recognize great work! Dispatcher Knick from our 911 Call Center was off-duty when she helped police track a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run collision. Thanks for going above and beyond! pic.twitter.com/AI4qKGxwGZ
I’m so very proud of our recent promotee’s. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work. A big thanks also to the family, friends and colleagues who helped get them there. I know, no one does it alone. pic.twitter.com/4Z4orXnuw3
It may be 75 degrees out, but the water is COLD! Many drowning victims die after unexpectedly falling into cold water. You might think hypothermia, but usually it’s from cold-water shock. Project yourself— wear a life jacket! #coldwatersafety#WearItWApic.twitter.com/N1KnBkz5uZ
To learn more about SPD’s Community Outreach programs, click here
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.
Thank you to @KaarenAndrews and Seattle School-Based Health Centers for today’s tour! These centers connect the dots between health and education, and are making a difference in the lives of students by providing complimentary, on-site health services. pic.twitter.com/l1xoIKlLYv
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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 ITTracye Cantrell, Councilmembers Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Debora Juarez, and Teresa Mosqueda.
So many people to thank for tonight’s town hall – our moderators, @NatalieBrandK5 and @KUOWRoss, panelists Superintendent Larry Nyland, Dr. Fred Rivara, Principal Nyla Fritz, Carmen Martinez and Gregory with Youth 4 Peace, who all came together for such a great conversation. pic.twitter.com/j3nLdvdXvL
When rumors of unconstitutional gun seizures in Seattle began circulating among conspiracy news websites, the Seattle Police Department worked quickly with Snopes.com 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.
NORTH PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL
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.