Seattle Police Horse Harvest "Harvey" has served the City of Seattle for more than 15 years. His last ride will be on the afternoon of Thursday, June 15th.
Harvey has been a valued member of the Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol for over 15 years. He has become a beloved part of the downtown streets, poking his nose into a number of shops to ensure all is well (and hopefully receiving a little reward of an apple or piece of chocolate.)
On Thursday, June 29th, Chief Kathleen O'Toole will give the State of Policing in Seattle and share how community support is assuring SPD's role as a leader in modern policing. We invite you to attend, become a sponsor, or even host a table. Please act now by clicking on the link below - June 29th is fast approaching!
Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club provides an opportunity for young girls and boys to learn to play chess, it is also an anti-violence tool. Detective Cookie's lessons include presentations on gang violence, drug prevention, peer pressure, self-esteem, tools for achieving academic success, and community pride. This dedicated detective has seen first hand many times over the dramatic improvement in a child's ability to think rationally, develop self-confidence and leadership ability, while improving their academic achievement and behaviors in school and home.
Click here for a recent article in the Seattle Times featuring Detective Cookie's Chess Club.
Your support allows the Seattle Police Foundation to continue to fund the work of Detective Cookie's Chess Club, along with many other vital programs where officers are making a difference in the community they serve. Please consider making a donation today.
North Precinct Captain, Sean O'Donnell, was recently approached by the heavyhearted mother of 8 year old Eleanor. Her daughter was devastated over the theft of her first bike. A quick trip to the store produced a new bike and teddy bear for Eleanor. When presented with her new gifts from Capt. O'Donnell and a few other officers, Eleanor's face lit up with excitement. Captain O'Donnell was pleased to have funds provided by the Seattle Police Foundation that could be directed toward community engagement activities in his neighborhoods.
Connecting this closely to the community these officers serve is only possible because of the generous contributions of our donors. O'Donnell said, "My officers really enjoyed the opportunity to deliver the bike in the name of SPD, and the Foundation."
In June of 2016, Officers Jones and Tomlinson were working with the ATF Crime Gun Task Force, conducting an arrest operation for a known gang member who was suspected to have been involved in several recent shootings. As the arrest team attempted to take the suspect into custody, he drew a handgun and began firing at the officers. A Department of Corrections (DOC) officer was shot twice in the leg and fell to the ground between the suspect vehicle and another parked car. Officers then returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. We are proud to feature the courage of these Seattle Police officers. More