Community Partnerships

SPD’s Community Outreach Program works to create and strengthen programs and communication efforts that build trust between police and minority communities. Programs focus on working with immigrant and minority communities that have developed fears of working with the police department. Funds from the Foundation assist SPD in making over 1,200 positive contacts annually with members of Seattle’s minority communities with such events as Night Out Against Crime, Year of Hope 2007 Event, Demographic Student Success Parent Workshop, and Role Reversal demonstrations.

A number of community programs have been supported, including those that are officer initiated with grants from the Foundation, and those that are Foundation coordinated and supported as outlined below. 

The IF Project 

The IF Project began in 2008 when Seattle Police Department Detective Kim Bogucki traveled to the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) after becoming a Girl Scouts Beyond the Bars partner.
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Urban Youth Violence Resistance Training

The Urban Youth Violence Resistance Training teaches a variety of lifelong skills to teens. These skills help teens develop a stronger sense of self, along with stronger feelings of personal and community responsibility.
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Heroes and Helpers

Seattle Police "Heroes and Helpers" provides officers an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community by sharing Christmas with children and families.
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Precinct Picnics

Precinct picnics provide opportunities for each precinct’s surrounding neighborhoods to come together and enjoy an afternoon of celebration with the officers that protect their families and businesses.
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Victim Support Team (VST)

The Victim Support Team (VST) provides on-site crisis intervention and support to domestic violence victims at secured crime scenes.  The program addresses the gap in services for domestic violence victims and their children.
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Community Outreach

Foundation funding provides overall support for the creation and implementation of an overall community policing strategy. It funds several projects that focus on outreach for youth and communities of color.
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Explorers

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and police.  The Seattle Police Explorer Post works to bridge the gap between youth and police by educating and involving them in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement.
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Pipes & Drums

Seattle Police Pipes & Drums honors the memory of those in law enforcement who have given their lives upholding the law. The Seattle Police Pipes & Drums was established in January of 2011 following the line-of-duty death of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, who was killed on October 31st, 2009,
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Beds for Kids

The Beds for Kids Project was started in 2013 by Officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher to help provide beds to children in-need - a project inspired after what they witnessed on a routine call in Seattle’s Central District
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Stand With Those Who Serve (S.W.T.W.S.)

Stand With Those Who Serve is an annual event that began as an idea in 2010, following the loss of 6 officers in Washington State.  It was clear after the tragedy that law enforcement personnel needed a chance to come together for a positive event along with their families to heal
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Radio Repeater Upgrades

Seattle’s Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) is a volunteer emergency unit made up of volunteer radio operators that help support and augment communication throughout the city in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
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Holiday Luncheons

Every year, the Seattle Police Foundation collaborates with local restaurants, vendors, and volunteers, to feed our hard working SPD officers in all 5 of our city's precincts.
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NALOXONE

The Seattle Police Department, together with The Marah Project and the University of Washington announced an initiative equipping bike officers with Nasal Naloxone (also known as Narcan) in an effort to decrease deaths from opiate overdoses. 

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SEAPAL

Seattle Police Activities League (SEAPAL) is a proactive, prevention-oriented strategy which relies on the cooperation, coordination and building of relationships between youth, police and community through recreation and cultural enrichment. SEAPAL focuses on providing youth 5-18 years of age the opportunity to be a part of a variety of programming activities with police officers serving as coaches, mentors and role models.  More...