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Mayor, Police Chief announce extra holiday safety patrols
Mayor Durkan, Police Chief Best announce extra holiday safety patrols

To help enhance public safety for Seattle residents and visitors during the holiday season, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best announce that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will begin extra holiday patrols in nine areas across Seattle. Extra patrols will start on November 30 and continue them through December. SPD will also deploy specific operational plans and patrols on both November 29 (Black Friday) and December 31 (New Year's Eve). Residents and visitors in areas with extra holiday patrols can expect to see an increased presence by SPD officers both on foot and on bikes. 

Neighborhoods that see high volume of holiday shoppers and holiday events with emphasis patrols will include:

  • Ballard
  • Downtown retail core between 3rd and 6th Avenues between Olive and Union
  • Capitol Hill
  • Fremont
  • Columbia City
  • University Village
  • University District
  • Westwood Village/Roxhill Park
  • West Seattle Junction/California Ave SW

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