Office of Police Accountability Reports

Making the work of the OPA transparent promotes the confidence of both the public and the employees of the department. OPA publishes a report quarterly summarizing the  complaints closed and includes updated statistical information for the year to date. In addition, OPA publishes annual statistical and policy/training recommendation reports, and provides information on selected cases and issues of community concern.

This page provides access to all of these OPA reports, along with all of the OPA Auditor publications and electronic versions of OPA outreach brochures. The SPD website also has a general Seattle Police publications section which houses all Department publications, including the SPD Policy Manual.

All OPA publications are available as PDFs.

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Closed Case Summaries provide information on misconduct complaints that are investigated by OPA. A Closed Case Summary is created for every case and is posted after the case has been completed.

2014 Reports

2013 Reports

2012 Reports

2011 Reports

2010 Reports

2009 Reports

2008 Reports

2007 Reports



The following reports were written prior to 2007 by the previous OPA Civilian Director Sam Pailca