Keeping Up with the Community

We continue to get out there and nurture Seattle’s most important asset…our youth. We appreciate all of our community partners for their collaboration in helping make this possible. From conducting bicycle safety training for kids to visiting teens at the Goodwill Summer Youth program your help this summer has gone a long way to make a positive impact. We encourage everyone to stop by the Precinct Picnics and say hello, we’d love to see you.

Southwest Precinct Community Picnic with Delridge Day @ Delridge Community Center

4501 Delridge Way SW

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

South Precinct Community Picnic @ Columbia Park

4721 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA  98118

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4pm

West Precinct Community Picnic @ Cascade Park

333 Pontius Ave, Seattle, WA 98109

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm

Deputy Chief Best visits the Goodwill Summer Youth Program.

 

SPD Bike officers conduct bicycle safety classes for youth.

Summertime in the Community

A quick look back on what’s already shaping up to be a great summer. We look forward to seeing you at our future Precinct Picnics:

 

 

East Precinct Community Picnic @ Powell Barnett Park

352 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm

Southwest Precinct Community Picnic with Delridge Day @ Delridge Community Center

4501 Delridge Way SW

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

South Precinct Community Picnic @ Columbia Park

4721 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA  98118

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4pm

West Precinct Community Picnic @ Cascade Park

333 Pontius Ave, Seattle, WA 98109

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm


Detective Cookie’s Chess Club


Harvest Last Patrol


Seattle Pride 

Coffee with a Cop Takes First Sips on Capitol Hill

Today the Seattle Police Department along with Starbucks launched the first of a series of Coffee with a Cop events that will take place throughout the city. The first event kicked off in the on Capitol Hill in the East Precinct at the Starbucks location on Olive Way.

“We welcome any opportunity to have a conversation with the communities we serve. The conversation can’t stop after the last cup of coffee, we must continue to have ongoing dialogue to foster safe and healthy communities,” said Captain Paul McDonagh, East Precinct Commander.

Future Coffee with a Cop events are scheduled for the following dates citywide:

* March 16 1-2:30pm | 824 E Pike St

* March 28 1-2:30pm |2921 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

* April 12 1-2:30pm | 102 Pike St

* April 19 1-2:30pm | 4233 SW Alaska Street

* April 26 1-2:30pm | 4147 University Way NE

The Seattle Police Department in partnership with Starbucks, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) to kick off the first of these events in five cities – Dallas, Indianapolis, New York, Norfolk, VA and here in Seattle.

SPD Partners with Starbucks to Expand ‘Coffee with a Cop’


Today the Seattle Police Department in partnership with Starbucks, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) launched the expansion of Coffee with a Cop, an initiative designed to encourage conversation and connection between police officers and community.

“Community trust is critical to effective policing,” said Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. “Trust can only be achieved through ongoing engagement and dialogue. We are grateful to Starbucks for this opportunity to build greater trust and understanding between our officers and those we serve.”

“Now more than ever, it is so important that we continue to get out and engage the community,” said NOBLE National President and Seattle Police Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant. “This week there are over 200 law enforcement executives meeting in Seattle for the NOBLE Symposium to discuss topics like improving community engagement.  Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to break down walls and build community over a cup of coffee. NOBLE is proud be part of this initiative and I’m thankful to community partners like Starbucks for providing the support to help foster this conversation.”

Today, at the NOBLE symposium, Starbucks announced plans to provide additional support of Coffee with a Cop by hosting 100 events across its U.S. stores within the year. Starbucks will partner with NOBLE, the IACP and MCCA to kick off the first of these events in five cities – Dallas, Indianapolis, New York, Norfolk, and Seattle.

“Starbucks has always served as a gathering place for communities across the country to come together – including law enforcement and the people they serve and protect,” said Starbucks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz. “The “Coffee with a Cop” program builds on a tradition that began in our stores and continues to grow each day. We are pleased to host meetings in our stores across the U.S. where police and the community can meet and share experiences to foster greater understanding and empathy.”

Local Seattle Coffee with a Cop dates and locations are currently being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Howard Schultz and Chief Kathleen O’Toole.