Vision, Mission, & Values


To safeguard a culture of accountability within the Seattle Police Department.


To ensure the actions of Seattle Police Department employees comply with law and policy by conducting thorough, objective, and timely investigations, recommending improvements to policies and training, and engaging in collaborative initiatives that promote systemic advancements.



  • Make decisions based on the consistent application of facts, policies, and laws
  • Maintain neutrality and exercises impartial judgment
  • Ensure all viewpoints are heard and respected


  • Maintain honest and open communication with all stakeholders
  • Communicate process, reasoning, and conclusions
  • Remain accountable to vision, mission, and values, both internally and externally


  • Build meaningful and cooperative working relationships
  • Solicit and values the community's perspective and expertise
  • Work with system partners on initiatives to advance accountability and improve Department policies and training


  • Set the national standard for police oversight agencies
  • Explore ways to improve processes and services
  • Data-driven and research focused