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Seattle Chief: Weekend of Violence Stretched Department Resources

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says that a string of violent incidents over the weekend highlighted the fact that the agency has "some critical staffing issues."

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Washington Officers Shoot, Kill Man Threatening to Hurt Young Child

Officers with the Kirkland (WA) Police Department were forced to open fire on a man who had threatened to hurt or kill a young child.

WA Police Fatally Shoot Gunman Who Allegedly Attacked ICE Facility

Officers were forced to fatally shoot a gunman who was reportedly throwing incendiary devices at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center and then at vehicles in the parking lot.

Spokane Lieutenant Dies of Apparent Natural Causes

A lieutenant with the Spokane (WA) Police Department died after going to a medical facility for a check-up.

Washington Man Charged with Felony Harassment of Seattle Officer

A homeless Seattle man who became hostile and confrontational with officers who were attempting to arrest him during a March 2019 encounter has been charged in King County Superior Court with two counts of felony harassment after investigators said he threatened to kill a police officer.

Exit Interviews Reveal Significant Discontent at Seattle Police Department

Officers departing the Seattle Police Department left scathing comments in exit interviews, telling a story of widespread discontent in the ranks over perceived micromanagement and a lack of support from city leaders.

Video: Washington Department Welcomes New K-9

The agency posted on Facebook, "Lakewood, meet Kona. Kona, meet Lakewood. Kona and handler Officer Bucat passed their K-9 certification in April, making Kona our third K-9 on active duty in the department. She's pretty cute, but don't mess with her!"

Washington Officer Lauded for Taking Time to Play with Young Boy

A motor officer with the Spokane (WA) Police Department was seen over the weekend playing a little game of catch with a young man, and the image posted to social media quickly drew dozens of comments of appreciation from local citizens.

Officer Puts Squad Car on Large Curb—Department's Twitter Post Goes Viral

A rookie officer with the Kent (WA) Police Department somehow managed to put his squad car on a large curb—perhaps a foot or more in height—and the department had some fun with the incident on Twitter.

Washington Command Staff Take a Shift so Officers Get a Day Off

The command staff with the Lakewood (WA) Police Department did a patrol shift on Friday so that officers could have a paid day off.