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Muslim, Sikh, and arab ADVISORY COUNCIL

MSA IFTAR dinner

Detective Yanal Vwich, MSA Officer Liaison, addresses IFTAR Dinner participants. (photo by Faisal Aminy)


The Muslim, Sikh and Arab Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department was created in 2002, becoming one of ten such councils that work collaboratively with the police. The demographic advisory councils were born out of a need to hear directly from demographic communities that often feel disenfranchised, alienated, or uncomfortable approaching the police.


  • Educate the community about American law enforcement practices, crime prevention, and public safety.

  • Enlighten the community and law enforcement agencies about racial and religious diversity and dispel stereotypes.

  • Create and strengthen programs and communication efforts that build trust between SPD and the community.

  • Increase participation of individuals from the community to work with SPD on public safety issues.

  • Provide an open forum for community members and organizations to network.
Image of an open quotation markThe Muslim, Sikh, and Arab Advisory Council provides an open forum for communication, education, and relationship building to promote an understanding of cultural, religious, civil rights, law enforcement and public safety issues.Image of an open quotation mark
Mission Statement of the Muslim, Sikh and Arab Advisory Council


Maggie Olsen
Program Manager
(206) 684-8672

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