This month’s guest speaker was Pierce Murphy, Director of SPD’s Office of Professional Accountability. OPA investigates complaints of officer misconduct ranging from minor to major, such as the excessive force complaints we’ve been hearing about in the last couple years.
OPA was created in 1999 to give the community the opportunity to have some oversight [...]
This month’s speaker was Renee Hopkins, President and CEO of Seattle Police Foundation, which is a non-profit that supports and raises funds for Seattle Police Department. It is SPF that stepped in and funded the Mounted Patrol when its budget was eliminated a few years ago.
Dick Reed also gave an update on the new [...]
This month’s speaker was Dongho Chang, SDOT Traffic Engineer. We asked him to talk primarily about the bicycle infrastructure being implemented from the Bicycle Master Plan. In the minutes there are lots of links to SDOT’s website that has information about the structures being implemented, such as cycle tracks, the rules of the road, etc.
This month’s speaker was Mark Larson, chief Criminal Deputy, King County Prosecutor’s Office. He explained the work the Criminal Division does. To see his comments, and other news, see the June minutes here.
Note that the North Precinct picnic will be Saturday, July 13, and Seattle Night Out block parties will be Tuesday, August [...]
This month’s speaker was Honorable Edward McKenna from Seattle Municipal Court. Municipal Court handles misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, such as DUI, domestic violence, parking tickets, burglar false alarms, etc.
It contains four specialty courts:
1 – Veteran’s Treatment – voluntary court-monitored long-term therapeutic treatment program.
2 – Mental Health – voluntary services if mental illness [...]
This month’s guest speaker was Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata. To see his comments on public safety and current city issues: drones, SPD reforms, transportation, & basketball arena, see the minutes here, where you can also see reports from the Liquor Control Board on marijuana, KC Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on charges filed against the purse [...]
At the last North Precinct Advisory Council meeting the Captain handed out a sheet on driver awareness. Here are some of the tips:
- Pedestrians have the right of way at ALL intersections whether in a marked crosswalk or not. Stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks. On a 2 lane road do not begin to [...]
This month’s guest speaker was Sgt. Sean Whitcomb from the SPD Public Affairs Unit. He demonstrated online sites for police information, including:
- Main page: http://seattle.gov/police – Blotter: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/ – My Neighborhood CrimeMap: http://web6.seattle.gov/mnm/incidentresponse.aspx – Tweet By Beat: https://twitter.com/SeattlePD
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattlePolice
See minutes on that topic and other public safety news from the North [...]
This month’s special guests were from the SPD Arson/Bomb Squad. They described the activities of the squad, demonstrated one of their robots, and showed us their 90 pound bomb suit. Dennis, the bomb dog, demonstrated his sniffing skills. He can identify 19,000 substances!
See minutes on that topic and other public safety news [...]