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 Seattle Police Foundation assist SPD in making over 1,200 positive contacts annually with members of Seattle’s minority communities with a variety of events and activities.

These programs include those that are officer initiated with grants from the Foundation, and those that are Foundation coordinated and supported as outlined below.  For more information about these important community initiatives, please see below or visit our grants page.

SPF Community partnership programs

Beds for Kids - providing beds to children in need throughout the Seattle area

Community Outreach - enhancing SPD's relationship with the community

Explorers - strengthening the relationship between youth and police

Heroes and Helpers - making a positive impact with underprivileged children

Holiday Luncheons - special holiday meals for each SPD precinct

IF Project - reducing incarceration and recidivism

Narcan (Naloxone) - decreasing deaths from opiate overdoses

Pipes & Drums - honoring the memory of those who have given their lives upholding the law

Precinct Picnics - annual summer picnics with police and the community 

Safe Place - raising awareness and assisting victims of hate crimes

SEAPAL - providing athletic and recreational opportunities for Seattle-area youths

Seattle ACS - augmenting City communications in times of emergency

Stand With Those Who Serve - an event for law enforcement professionals and their families

Urban Youth Violence Resistance Training - teaching lifelong skills to teens 

Victim Support Team - providing support to domestic violence victims