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City announces police hiring data, launches "This is My Neighborhood" campaign
City announces police hiring data, launches "This is My Neighborhood" campaign
2/24/202030:03

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best announce the Seattle Police Department's 2019 hiring data. The Seattle Police Department (SPD) hired 108 officers in 2019, which is the highest number of officers hired in over a decade at the department. Of those 108 hires, 39 percent were people of color, which is the highest percentage of people of color hired in a single year in the department's history. On December 31, 2019, SPD had 1,369 total sworn officers, plus 56 recruits who were either in the Academy or waiting for a spot in the Academy. SPD continues the recruitment efforts and this year has hired 11 officers as of January 31.

They also launch the "This is My Neighborhood" campaign to hire, recruit, and retain local officers at the Seattle Police Department.

For more information on SPD's recruitment and hiring initiatives, including information on how to apply to become an officer, visit www.seattlepolicejobs.com.

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Chief Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department

Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council

Judinna Gulpan, Seattle Police Department

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