Published on May 23, 2017
Police responded to a report of a man down in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue just before midnight and were quickly flagged down by a woman. The woman pointed officers to a man lying on the sidewalk, and said he had recently used heroin.
Officer Jared Levitt and Sergeant Dave Hockett saw the 40-year-old man was struggling to breathe and gave him a dose of nasal naloxone and began CPR a short time later.
SFD medics arrived and took over treatment of the man, who regained consciousness and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
This incident marks the 16th time officers have used Naloxone since Seattle police began carrying it in mid-March. The case will become part of the ongoing study conducted by the University of Washington into SPD’s use of Naloxone for a possible department-wide deployment.
As a reminder, Washington law provides immunity from criminal drug possession charges for anyone seeking medical aid for themselves or someone else experiencing an overdose.
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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 – Enhance Public Trust, Build Pride and Professionalism, Address Crime and Disorder, and Promote Best Business Practices.
These four principles form the foundation of the Department’s priorities for the next two years, and beyond, outlined in this strategic plan. These objectives are the result of the combined efforts of SPD leadership to develop long term goals to support the delivery of police services in a manner that reflects the values, needs, and expectations of entire City of Seattle.Public trust remains paramount, both in terms of achieving complete compliance with the settlement agreement and maintaining a singular focus on community engagement. As we look toward the next two years, the institutionalization of new modes and measures of supervision and oversight, allow the Department to refocus its efforts on the responsibilities of every day policing – answering calls for assistance.
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It only takes a minute for an experienced thief to prowl your vehicle. Learn how you can deter thieves from targeting your neighborhood, parking garage and vehicle at http://www.seattle.gov/preventcarprowls
Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week
Attorney General Lynch will Travel to Lexington, Kentucky as Part of the Justice Department’s Awareness Campaign to Address the Rising Public Health Crisis of Drug Addiction
The Obama Administration is announcing a “week of action” to raise awareness about the rising public health crisis caused by drug overdoses. As part of this effort, the Department of Justice designated the week of Sept.18-23, 2016, as National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Senior Department of Justice officials, members of the President’s Cabinet and other federal agencies will hold events focused on the work being done to address the national prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Lexington, Kentucky on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016, to hold a youth town hall at a local high school; meet with parents who have lost their children due to overdoses and now belong to the Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.); and deliver a policy speech regarding the actions and resources the Justice Department is bringing to bear on this issue.
“The heroin and opioid epidemic is one of the most urgent law enforcement and public health challenges facing our country,” said Attorney General Lynch. “Through National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, the Department of Justice seeks to raise awareness and prevent new victims from succumbing to addiction; to highlight the department’s ongoing commitment to holding accountable traffickers and others responsible for this epidemic; and to help provide treatment to those grappling with addiction. To be successful in this important endeavor, we need the help of all our federal, tribal, state and local partners. In the months ahead, we will continue working to erase this scourge from our communities and to ensure a brighter future for all Americans.”
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A Mount Vernon police officer shot in the head is in “very critical” condition, a Harborview spokesperson said at a Friday morning press conference.
The hospital says the officer, 61, was in surgery for at least a few hours. Read developing updates here.
Hospital officials did not release any updates on the officer’s current condition, but said that concerned community members can send messages of love and support to the injured officer and his family via the Harboview website. Click here to visit.
Type “Mount Vernon police officer” in the patient’s name field, Susan Gregg, Harborview spokeswoman, said.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
When an effort by state lawmakers to make prosecuting police for improper use of deadly force easier stalled last year, legislators compromised.
They agreed to let a task force study the issue and recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement.
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But some on the state-appointed committee, which had its second meeting Tuesday, say lawmakers overseeing the panel are filibustering even a dialogue about changing controversial state law regulating police use of deadly force.
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Seattle Police Department
Good morning all,
I wanted to share the final Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement flyer and application for this awesome program that will be held from August 15 through 20, 2016 at South Seattle College. This program is a partnership between the Seattle Police Department and South Seattle College and we are delighted to share this unique and exciting event.
This program is designed for young women between the ages of 16 and 20 who would like to learn more about policing from women in law enforcement. This is a week long program hosted by South Seattle College and the program is FREE. We are proudly supported by the Seattle Police Foundation as well. Priority will be given to young women entering the 12th grade during the school year 2016 – 2017. Young women from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. South Seattle College will provide workforce readiness assistance during this program.
Please share with your respective networks and contact Detective Carrie McNally, Seattle Police Department, with questions.
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Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement August 15 through 20, 2016
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