BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made…

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct From: CapitolHillSeattle In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement new…

VOCAL Washington on Seattle Capitol Hill This Week

From: CapitolHillSeattle Meanwhile, another potential public health intervention for chronic drug users is making the rounds in Seattle. A mock safe consumption site for drug users set up by VOCAL Washington is making stops on Capitol Hill this week. The site targets users who inject and provides low-threshold access to a supervised space to consume…

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 – Stay Safe!

From: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog By Bryan Cohen This year, Capitol Hill Block Party won’t be competing with the Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, as the 2015 edition of yet another Pacific Northwest music festival took place last weekend. Still, CHBP owner and producer Jason Lajeunesse said the flood of music industry cash into…

Help Curb Overdose Deaths By Calling 911

Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee Every day, two people die in Washington from drug overdoses, which are also the number one cause of accidental death in our state. With a recent increase in deaths caused by heroin overdoses in King County, the Seattle Police Department wants to remind you that Washington has a “911 Good Samaritan…

East Precinct Officers Now Testing Bodycams

Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on December 23, 2014 11:38 am Officers in the East Precinct have begun testing of a body-worn video cameras. Here’s our first-ever release of thrilling first-person police video, featuring officers responding to a report of disabled vehicle blocking a sidewalk. Read more FULL REPORT

Meet local Capitol Hill SPD Officer: Daniel Auderer

The East Precinct Seattle Police Department honor for May goes to Officer Daniel Auderer. Here is a short bio: “I was raised in the Seattle Area. I attended Franklin High School, North and Central Seattle Community College. While in school I was a Seattle Police Explorer with Post #943. After High School I joined the…

Lets Review: Jason Lajeunesse

Cool Jason Lajeunesse From: http://www.onlythebeat.com Once a year, Seattleites take over a few blocks of Capitol Hill to enjoy music, drinks, and the summer weather. The Capitol Hill Block Party has come to be a favorite for many who live near Seattle. Boasting three days of musical acts, the CHBP encompasses a wide variety of…

Hate Crimes on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

In year marked by deadly hate crimes, SPD says will ‘err on the side of caution’ on bias Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 – 11:40 am by jseattle In a year with two of the most horrendous hate crime incidents in the city’s history, Seattle Police officials provided their annual update on bias crime…

Q & A with Capitol Hill Block Party owner, Jason Lajeunesse

From: The Ballard News Tribune By Shane Harms 07/25/2014 The Capitol Hill Block Party is set to kick off today, July 25 at 4 p.m. with the Shy Girls melting faces at the Main Stage. The much anticipated music festival ends Monday, July 28 at 2 a.m., and some Ballardites plan to see the festival…

Meet local Capitol Hill SPD Officer: Daniel Auderer

The East Precinct Seattle Police Department honor for May goes to Officer Daniel Auderer. Here is a short bio: “I was raised in the Seattle Area. I attended Franklin High School, North and Central Seattle Community College. While in school I was a Seattle Police Explorer with Post #943. After High School I joined the…