The Seattle Police Department’s Strategies for the Future

Plan Overview The Seattle Police Department has achieved remarkable progress in the eyes of our federal and local government officials, the people of Seattle, and the women and men of the Department. This work began when Mayor Murray took office, and during the past two years has been guided by SPD’s four pillars of policing…

9/11/16 – John T. Williams Memorial Crosswalk

In conjunction with the Seattle Police Department (SPD), Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Indian Health Board and the SPD’s Native American Police Advisory Council we invite all media outlets and the community to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a new community crosswalk on the corner of Boren & Howell on Sunday, September 11th at…

Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law

Members of the legislative task force formed to recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement listen Tuesday to executive director Sue Rahr of the state Criminal Justice Training Center during their meeting at the Burien facility. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com When an effort by state lawmakers to make…

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability July 7, 2016 by Office of the Mayor Today, Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks regarding the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and police reform and accountability: As I have said many times before, the issue of race and racism is the greatest challenge we…

SPOTLIGHT: North Precinct Captain Sean O’Donnell

PRECINCT CAPTAIN SEAN O’DONNELL Sean O’Donnell Captain Sean O’Donnell began his career with the Seattle Police Department in 1981. He has worked in the all of the precincts as a police officer and was a Field Training Officer. In 1986 he transferred to the Seattle Police Traffic Section as a motorcycle officer for six years….

Corner Story: SPD Sgt. Balances Homeless Outreach With City’s Laws

Written by Andrew Garber on November 5, 2014 12:26 pm Sergeant Paul Gracy isn’t a landlord. He can’t charge rent, demand security deposits or, generally speaking, evict unwanted tenants. Yet he still has to figure out what to do with Russell, a seemingly permanent fixture on the sidewalks near Denny Way and Aurora Avenue. “He’s…

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

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee (4/22/14, 6:00 pm)

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee (4/22/14, 6:00 pm) Published by Bruce Harrell at 10:09 am under Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee Joint Meeting Of The Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee & Labor Committee Agenda for Wednesday, 4/22/2014, 6:00 PM Click here to view the complete agenda: 1. Presentations by…

MEET EAST PRECINCT CAPTAIN PIERRE DAVIS

Pierre Davis Captain Pierre Davis has over 29 years of service in the Seattle Police Department. Davis has worked as a patrol officer, detective, first line supervisor and mid level manager in the West, South, Southwest and East Precincts, Narcotics, Gang Unit, Felony Fugitive Unit, Office of Professional Accountability, and Traffic Enforcement Unit. Most recently…