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The Latino Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department was created in 2003, becoming one of ten such councils that work collaboratively with the police.  

Our objectives are to work within the Framework of the Rule of Law, and through a collective, mutually responsible and binding effort, to enhance the understanding of the diverse Latino community among the authorities, commanders, officials, and employees of the Seattle Police Department, as well as to generate an awareness in the Latino community of the responsibilities, functions and policies of the Department, ensuring that the enforcement of the law is just, fair, informed, and with complete observation of the fundamental rights and liberties of a human being.


  • ADVISE - the Seattle Police Department on public safety issues that affect the Latino community.

  • DIALOGUE - Promote open and respectful dialogue that builds trust between the Latino community and the SPD.

  • EDUCATION - Promote and encourage officer training with regards to cultural competency. While expanding the community’s understanding of the role of police.

  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Promote and encourage community participation in the Advisory Council, events and workshops that promote public safety.

Image of an open quotation markStrengthening communication and cooperation between
the Latino Community and the Seattle Police Department
by building lasting relationships through open dialogue
to ensure positive partnerships on community and public safety issues..
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Mission Statement of the Latino Advisory Council


Maggie Olsen
Program Manager
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