Publications and Reference Information


There have been a number of publications that have been developed over the time that the SPD has been under the Federal Consent Decree.  The following is not an exhaustive list of publications, if you are looking for a specific document that is not listed below please contact us.

Department of Justice Investigation and Findings

DOJ Findings of Investigation of Seattle Police Department (December 2011)

Settlement Agreement

DOJ Expenditure Reports




Seattle Police Monitor Documents

Systemic Assessment

Semiannual Reports

Monitoring Plan

Community Police Commission



SPD Policies & Procedures

Use of Force

Early Intervention System

Crisis Intervention

Bias Free Policing Policy

Voluntary Contact and Terry Stops

In-car and Body Worn Video System

OPA Policy and Procedures Manual


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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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".