On Tuesday August 11th, 2015 we conducted a Public Safety Open House to continue the conversation about public safety and street civility in Pioneer Square. We had a great turnout, but the conversation didn’t stop there! We also created a brief online survey which closed August 21st to hear more opinions on how to make a safer Pioneer Square. On behalf of the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Pioneer Square BIA, and the Pioneer Square Residents Council we thank you for sharing your concerns and ideas. Your input was vitally important and will be key in developing a multifaceted set of strategies regarding street civility and public safety.
Those strategies will include:
Advocacy with the Mayor, Police Chief, City Departments and the City Council
Implementation of tools and strategies for neighborhood residents and businesses
Please check back to hear the results from your input and the next steps we will take to make our neighborhood even better!
Community Police Commission invites community input on proposed reforms
The Community Police Commission (CPC) needs your help to create a stronger, safer and more connected community.
On September 20, the CPC issued draft policy recommendations for public review. These recommendations are in the areas of bias-free policing, stops and detentions, and in-car video recordings. The CPC is also seeking public comment on the Seattle Police Department’s proposed use of force policy. The CPC must issue a report with its final policy recommendations in these areas on November 15.
Public meetings are being held during October with Seattle residents to get their perspectives about SPD and to gather their thoughts on the CPC recommendations. Many of these meetings are being arranged to ensure we reach those community members most impacted by police practices.
All Seattle residents have a stake in better policing. We hope you will attend a scheduled meeting or offer your views online.
How to participate
Share your thoughts on improving police services in Seattle by taking our online survey! Please forward this message and survey link to interested friends, neighbors and community members so their voice may also be heard.
To Our Pioneer Square Residents, Business Owners, Employees, Guardians and Visitors:
Many of you may know by now, a horrific double stabbing occurred in Pioneer Square last night at 2nd Ave. Ext. S. & S. Jackson St. at approximately 10:30PM. An adult male has since been pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center and an adult female is being cared for there. We believe that only one suspect was involved and he was placed into custody at the scene by two of our SWAT Officers who were patrolling nearby at 5th S./S. Jackson when the 911 call was broadcast. The adult male suspect was booked into King County Jail early this morning.
SPD Homicide detectives continue their investigation in order to provide as complete a picture as possible for the King County Prosecutors Office to present charges in court.
West Precinct Officers on all three watches and other support units will continue to provide proactive foot, bike and car patrols in Pioneer Square and its surrounding neighborhoods as they were last night. As previously planned for, we will also have significantly more staffing in Pioneer Square and adjacent neighborhoods tomorrow afternoon and night as 67,000+ community members come to CenturyLink Field. I will be on site and in command of all Seattle Police Units working inside and outside CenturyLink Field and surrounding neighborhoods tomorrow.
No words can adequately express the sorrow we have for the victims, their families, friends and co-workers. We want to thank the witnesses who called 911 and who stepped forward to help the two victims, putting themselves at risk by doing so.
Doug Baldwin, wide receiver of the Seattle Seahawks (#89), reminds the 12th Man to be a good neighbor. Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District border CenturyLink Field, and thousands of fans come through each neighborhood to eat, drink or park on game days. Thank you to Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks for reminding us that all of Seattle is our home.