MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF - October 28, 2016


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 15th Annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet, Standing Together.

Tonight we honor outstanding members of the Seattle Police Department, both sworn and civilian. You will hear stories of courage, compassion, commitment and hard work. I'm extremely proud of these women and men, and I sincerely appreciate and applaud their accomplishments.

I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Seattle Police Foundation leadership for their dedication and unwavering support of the department and our community. No doubt, this is the finest police foundation in the country.

This evening we stand together with the loved ones of our award recipients and all those who serve. Your support is essential to our success, and we’re so pleased you're here to celebrate the many acts of courage and excellence.

My deepest congratulations to our 2016 award recipients. This is your night. We salute you and share great pride in your accomplishments.


Kathleen M. O’Toole                                                                                                                                                                           Chief, Seattle Police Department

Message from the Foundation Board Chair and President & CEO

Welcome to the 15th Annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet.

It is an honor to recognize the men and women in blue who bravely serve our community. Our mission tonight is to shine the light on their many acts of heroism, courage, and excellence, while showing that the Seattle community stands behind and together with them.

This coming year we’ll celebrate a milestone - the 15th anniversary of the Seattle Police Foundation. We’re working to ensure the Foundation will continue its mission to raise awareness and support for the Seattle Police Department over the next 15 years, with your help.

Many thanks to our corporate and community sponsors for your continued support, and for joining us this evening. Your loyalty and generosity allows for community leaders and everyday citizens to recognize the outstanding work this department does every day.  It also supports programming throughout the year.

The Seattle Police Foundation operates on the premise that a safe and vibrant community is the result of strong partnerships supporting public safety. These partnerships allow the Foundation to focus on community engagement, recognition and professional development, and technology and equipment enhancements to ensure officer and public safety.

We are thankful for all the women and men of the Seattle Police Department, sworn and civilian who serve our community each day. We are also grateful for the Foundation’s board, staff, volunteers, and supporters who are at the very core of our mission to raise awareness and support for the Seattle Police Department.

Thank you for standing together, we’re proud to show the community’s unified support for the men and women protecting our streets.

Mark Pinkowski                                                            Laura McCloud Mathers

Chairman, Board of Directors                                      President & CEO

Thank You to our 2016 Banquet Sponsors

Event Photos from the 2016 Awards Banquet

2015 Award Winners

2016 Seattle Police Awards Banquet Winners

Medal of Honor

Medal of Valor

medal of courage




Civilian of the year

community member of the year

precinct officers of the year

outstanding public service