Community Partners

The accountability system must be responsive to the priorities of the people of Seattle. It is the responsibility of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to be accessible, flexible, and present with and in the community. The police accountability ordinance (Ord 125315) charges OIG with "meeting its mission in a way that reflects the values of Seattle's diverse communities."

Sentinel Event Review

OIG is undertaking a sentinel event review of recent protest responses by the Seattle Police Department and is committed to making this a community-centered process. For more information, please visit our Sentinel Event Review page.

OIG Community and Youth Advisory Groups

As current world events allow, Inspector General Judge will be inviting members of the community, including a youth group, to meet regularly with OIG staff as working groups and sounding boards for helping to ensure that OIG work remains true to community concerns. 

Defining "community" is a challenge that lies at the heart of police accountability. OIG will be developing a thoughtful process for onboarding this group of volunteers, but has not yet determined the selection process. Please stay tuned for more information. If you would like to be kept informed of progress, please contact OIG (see below).

Your Community Meeting

Being in community and with community is important for OIG to hear your concerns and understand how the work of the office can better meet your needs and address your concerns. While face-to-face interactions are now more challenging, that does not diminish our pressing need to connect with you. If you are holding a community meeting, virtual or otherwise, and would like OIG to attend and talk about the work of OIG, please feel free to contact OIG (see below).

Contacting OIG