Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz has officially applied for the permanent job, FOX 13 has confirmed.
The Seattle Police Department has maintained compliance with federal reform guidelines for two years, a major milestone for the department, according to interim police chief Adrian Diaz.
Two King County police agencies are both combating officer shortages, but are taking different approaches to recruit new people. The verdict is out on which agency is taking the better approach.
Seattle mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Sara Nelson have announced a "unified approach" in the next steps in their efforts to pass legislation that would allow hiring incentives for Seattle police officers.
Washington has been ranked as the eighth-best state in the U.S. to be a law enforcement officer, according to data from WalletHub.
The president of the union representing Seattle police officers says the city is not being “accurate” with the public about the rate depletion rate of officers leaving the department and warned any “alternative policing” model is subject to collective bargaining.
Seattle Police have arrested a burglary suspect after they say he shot himself in the head while trying to run away from the scene of a break-in in a north Seattle neighborhood.
A person is recovering in the hospital after getting hit by a Seattle police car while the officer was responding to a nearby armed robbery call, according to an SPD spokesperson.
The man who was arrested for shooting and injuring two people at a shelter in Ballard Wednesday night was formally charged Friday.
A civilian oversight board says some Seattle police officers routinely — and illegally — ignored state and city mask mandates during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and refused to obey direct orders from the chief to comply.
Police chief Adrian Diaz blames Seattle Police's slow 911 response times on the ongoing staffing crisis affecting his department. Efforts to beef up incentives and retention bonuses through the city council have largely floundered.
The Seattle City Council again considered retention bonuses for police officers during their Tuesday public safety committee meeting.
Seattle’s new City Attorney, who ran on a ‘tough on crime’ platform, will not be prosecuting nearly 2,000 cases in an effort to ease a case backlog.
Police are searching for a suspect who attacked a woman while she was waiting for the bus downtown Tuesday night.
An inmate from the King County Correctional Facility died Tuesday, found unresponsive minutes after being locked in his cell, authorities say.
Seattle police are investigating after one person was stabbed and shots were fired in a homeless encampment in the Chinatown-International District on Monday.
The Seattle Police Department recovered 161 firearms in March, according to Chief Adrian Diaz, which he said is the third-highest number of guns officers have recovered in the last decade.
Seattle Police have lost around 26% of their officers since the start of 2020, but recruiters and the City Council agree that their retention issue extends beyond just police officers—it's affecting all the city's departments.
Hiring bonuses and retention pay for Seattle police officers are developing into political theater between the City Council, the Mayor’s office, the police department and the officer’s union.
Allegations of an overuse of force by Seattle Police were down 61% in 2021 compared to 2020—a major takeaway from the Office of Police Accountability’s Annual Report, released on Tuesday.