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John Hayes

Captain John F. Hayes Jr. is a 31 year veteran of the Seattle Police Department. 

Before serving as South Precinct commander, he was the Operations Lieutenant for the South Precinct and oversaw the Community Police Team officers.

As a Lieutenant, he has been responsible for supervising the detectives in the Seattle Team For Youth Program, Drug Court Unit, officers in the Seattle Police Department Youth Outreach Unit (affectionately known as YO SPD), the Community Service Officer that handled runaways, Community Police Team Officers, SPD Community Police Academy, Youth Outreach Section, and Community Advisory Councils. Crime Prevention Officers, and the Juvenile Burglary and the Property Theft detectives. 

Captain Hayes was a SPD representative on the City of Seattle Racial Profiling Task Force and the Inter Departmental Team (IDT) evaluating all juvenile outreach programs offered by the City of Seattle. He has trained over 3000 police officers nationally as part of the COPS In Schools DOJ Program as well as over 3000 school administrators in the areas of family and youth intervention services, gang violence, school truancy and in working with high-risk juvenile populations.

Captain Hayes has a Bachelors degree in Social Welfare and Women’s Studies and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in administration from the University of Washington. 

Captain Hayes is a graduate of the Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2003.  He is the immediate past National Chair of the National Black Police Association (NBPA), the immediate past president of the Black Law Enforcement Association of Washington (BLEAW), a presenter and facilitator for the National School Safety Center, a member of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and a Life Member of the NAACP.




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