Community Policing

Community Programs

Automated Photo Enforcement - West Seattle Low Bridge

Information about who can and cannot use the low bridge, and automated photo enforcement process

Block the Box Cameras

Understanding the Block the Box program.

Block Watch Program

Block Watch is a program based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense [...]

Body Worn Video

Learn about the SPD Body Worn Video program.

Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers are civilian employees who help residents and businesses involved in non-criminal calls [...]

Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy strives to increase understanding between the Seattle Police Department and the community [...]

Criminal Trespassing Program

The Criminal Trespassing Program assists property owners in addressing crime occurring on their property.

Demographic Advisory Council

Advisory councils are also a good way to gain knowledge and understanding of SPD and policing in general.

False Alarm Program

False alarm response essentially takes many needed patrol officers off the street each year, a waste of a valuable [...]

The If Project

If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that lead you here, what would [...]

Living Room Conversations

These conversations are designed to bring together local community members and police officers in a way that is more [...]

Police Explorers

The Seattle Police Law Enforcewment Exploring program is for young men and women 14 to 21 years of age.

Red Light Cameras

Understanding the Red Light Camera program.

Retail Theft Program (RTP)

The Retail Theft Program (RTP) is an alternative reporting procedure for businesses to use to notify the police about [...]

School Zone Enforcement

Understanding the School Zone Enforcement program.

SEAPAL Program

Seattle Police Activities League (SEAPAL) is a proactive, prevention-oriented strategy which relies on the cooperation, [...]

SPD Safe Place

SPD Safe Place provides the LGBTQ community with signage to easiliy accessible safety resources in the community.

Transit Only Lane Photo Enforcement

Understanding the Transit Only Lane program.

Victim Support Team Volunteer

VST volunteers offer crisis intervention, support, and resources to domestic violence victims and their children during [...]


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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".