Community Engagement

OPA's Community Engagement Team helps OPA build relationships with community members through dialogue and information sharing. Our three Community Engagement Specialists also work to increase public awareness of OPA and Seattle's police accountability system.

To understand community perceptions of OPA, the Community Engagement Team distributed an informal survey locally in early 2019. The information gathered was compiled into a Public Awareness Assessment Report, which helped the team create an Outreach and Engagement Plan. These documents were further condensed into an Assessment and Plan Summary.

Current Outreach and Engagement Strategies

  1. Raise awareness and understanding of OPA through education and outreach, focusing on communities most impacted by policing.
  2. Build community relationships by listening, receiving feedback, and offering support.
  3. Improve communication with complainants throughout complaint processing.
  4. Provide support in developing and implementing an external communications strategy.

Submit Feedback

OPA's Community Engagement Team is here for you. Let us know your thoughts or concerns about an OPA investigation, Seattle's police accountability system, or an SPD policy or practice. 

Community Feedback Form

Request a Meeting

If you are interested in having OPA meet with your community, group, or organization, please complete this form.