9/20
Chief O’Toole issued the following statement regarding the City Auditor’s Report: Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle Phase 1: The Department welcomes and thanks the City Auditor for their feedback as we routinely [...]
9/20
I’m writing to address recent media reports of an FBI/OPA investigation. Last April, I was made aware of serious allegations against a small number of Seattle Police officers relating to management of secondary employment.   Given the nature of [...]
9/19
UPDATE 9/20:  Detectives arrested a 21-year-old female this morning in Burien.  After being interviewed by detectives, she was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder.  Detectives are still seeking a second suspect.  [...]

Issues and Initiatives

MCPP Plans

MCPP Plans

The Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) were designed to address the distinctive needs of each community.  Learn more about the crime in your neighborhood and what SPD is doing about it.

2 Year Progress Report

Recognizing Two Years of Progress

An overview of what has been accomplished by SPD in the last two years. We’ve prioritized reform efforts, while focusing on our four pillars: enhancing public trust, building pride and professionalism, addressing crime and disorder, and promoting best business practices.

Service Quality Survey

Service Quality Survey

Service Quality Surveys have been conducted since 2006 and measure the overall service callers received as well as the service provided by the 9-1-1 operator.

SPD Safe Place

SPD Safe Place

SPD Safe Place is a public education and safety campaign aimed at preventing and responding to anti-LGBTQ crimes. This is a volunteer program that businesses and organizations participate in to help victims of hate crimes find a safe place to be sheltered until police arrive.