Employee Development

The Seattle Police Foundation promotes strategies that support the Department’s mission of excellence by supporting employee professional development and recognition.  Funds support the Annual Awards Dinner, where police officers and civilians are publicly recognized for bravery, valor, and for going above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. 

SPF funds have also supported programs such as SPD’s Hospital Response Team, Critical Incident Stress Management Training, and SPD’s Family Support Group.  SPF additionally provides funds to the Department to assist SPD employees in obtaining training in subjects and fields that are directly related to their job, increase effectiveness in their work, and prepare for career advancement within SPD.

For more information about SPF's support for employee development, please read below or visit our grants page.

Employee development

Awards Dinner - recognizing SPD employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty

Bike Training and Equipment - training and equipment for the SPD Bike Squad

IACP Women's Leadership Conference - training for law enforcement leaders

ICAC Conference - protecting children from internet crimes

Peer Support - providing support to SPD employees in times of stress and trauma

Peer Support Conference - an annual seminar for employees and their families