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Meet New Top Cop + South-End Captain at Picnic Not in the Precinct


SOUTHEAST SEATTLE – This month, south-end residents will have an opportunity to meet new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, new South Precinct Captain David Proudfoot (above) and others at the Picnic in the Precinct — a day of celebration with local police.

This year’s Picnic in the Precinct won’t actually be held at the South Precinct though, instead it will be held across the street at the New Holly Campus (7058 32nd Ave. S.) from 1 to 4 pm on Sat., Aug. 16, the same day as the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade.

In addition to talking shop with neighborhood cops, the event will include local bands and performers, visits with SWAT, K-9 and mounted units, precinct tours and more.

UPDATE (8/6/14 @ 2 pm): SPD has announced that — instead of holding their annual community picnic at the New Holly Campus as initially announced — they plan to bring the picnic to the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade on Rainier Ave. S. in Columbia City.