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SPD: Pike/Pine robberies decreasing with two-fold increase in weekend police patrols

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Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 – 8:15 pm by Bryan Cohen

A month of ramped-up of police activity to stamp out Capitol Hill robberies and assaults seems to be making an impact, or at least that was the consensus among Seattle Police top brass, including Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and a group of Capitol Hill business owners who met inside the East Precinct on Friday afternoon.

East Precinct Captain Pierre Davis said there has been a 42% decrease in street robberies over the past month as he’s doubled the weekend police presence in Pike/Pine. On Friday and Saturday nights Davis said he is now deploying up to 30 officers around the Pike/Pine area. The push required the support of the chief and Mayor Ed Murray to divert limited resources to patrolling Capitol Hill’s nightlife activity, Davis said.

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MEET EAST PRECINCT CAPTAIN PIERRE DAVIS

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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 he served as the Operations Lieutenant in the Southwest Precinct.

His formal field of study was in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and he attended the West Point Leadership College, as well as Police Administrations Courses at the University of Washington.

“I am one of a great many officers that was recruited from the community from which I resided. I proudly come from a long list of friends and relatives whom have served the Seattle Police Department with pride and dedication.”

Meet the East Precinct’s new new captain, 29-year SPD vet Pierre Davis

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Davis mets community members from his precinct at last week’s EastPAC session. A big crowd showed to talk about the City of Seattle’s work to stop the renewal of the Waid’s nightclub liquor license (Images: CHS)

Newly promoted Captain Pierre Davis has been at the helm of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for five weeks, meaning he’ll have to stick around just a couple weeks longer to outlast his predecessor. After Mike Edward’s short stint as Capitol Hill’s captain, Davis said he is settling into the job and getting ready for a the usual uptick in criminal activity as longer days and warmer temperatures approach.

“These things happen,” Davis said about the recent captain shuffles from inside his East Precinct office, as the sounds of a daily officers’ ping-pong match echoed in the background.

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