Bike Training & New Helmets

YOU HELPED KEEP MAY DAY SAFE – THANK YOU.

Earlier this year, SPF was proud to financially support safer bicycle helmets and special training with an emphasis on crowd management, supporting both officer and public safety. The new helmets and training were put to the test during the events of May Day 2015. Despite the challenges faced that day, the units of the SPD bike squad were able to use equipment that gave them flexibility in the field and skills that protected their safety while protecting the people and business that call Seattle home.

Below is direct feedback from the officers themselves.


It is clear that your support made a significant impact helping officer and public safety.

I would like to pass on my heartfelt thank you for the support we have received from the Foundation. This May Day really put how much those contributions can mean to the officers on the street. Those contributions not only made the officers safer but more effective.”

“There was a significant percentage of individuals in the crowd who prepared for and executed violent criminal behavior. There is no doubt in my mind this group, if left unattended, would have destroyed property at a level not seen since WTO in the downtown core.”

“However, they had to get through the Seattle Police Department’s Bicycle Unit. The Seattle Police Department leads the nation in crowd management skills that we have recently seen displayed on the national news from across the nation. Crowd Management is a difficult chore for sure, and although we faced one of our biggest challenges as a department with this group, we were the most prepared. This is in large part due to those contributions received from the Seattle Police Foundation.”


YOU HELPED KEEP MAY DAY SAFE – THANK YOU

Earlier this year, SPF was proud to financially support safer bicycle helmets and special training with an emphasis on crowd management, supporting both officer and public safety. The new helmets and training were put to the test during the events of May Day 2015. Despite the challenges faced that day, the units of the SPD bike squad were able to use equipment that gave them flexibility in the field and skills that protected their safety while protecting the people and business that call Seattle home.