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Mayor & Police Chief announce initial actions to transform Police Department
Mayor & Police Chief announce initial actions to transform Police Department
7/13/202048:56

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best announce early actions to transfer programs and functions currently within Seattle Police Department (SPD) out of the department and identified some preliminary reductions to the 2021 budget.

In total, these early steps would lead to a $76 million reduction in SPD's budget for 2021. Further analysis and community engagement will be done in the coming weeks to reshape the SPD budget moving forward. The 2021 budget will be transmitted to City Council in approximately September 2020. The Mayor and the Chief will oppose any cuts by City Council that would compromise SPD's ability to provide service and safety to the residents and businesses of Seattle. 

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Also, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins gives an update on a fire in a motel on Aurora Avenue North this morning.

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Chief Carmen Best, Seattle Police Department

Chief Harold Scoggins, Seattle Fire Department

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