Police and Public Safety

Redmond Public Safety Levy Would Expand Fire and Police Force, but also Mental Health...

With election season already around the corner, cities that want their residents to vote on November ballot measures are moving to finish necessary planning...

Council Committee Greenlights $1 Million Aimed at Luring More Police Officers to Seattle

Yesterday, the Seattle City Council's public safety committee voted unanimously to advance a bill releasing $1 million in Seattle Police Department (SPD) salary savings...
Three bike-wielding cops form a barricade around a sweep with a large contingent of officers behind

Councilmembers Spar Over Police Staffing Incentives, Poll Shows Broad Support for Addressing Root Causes...

Councilmember Sara Nelson was on the warpath during the Seattle City Council's weekly briefing Monday, seeking to outmaneuver Public Safety Chair Lisa Herbold to...

Sunday Video: All About Car Crashes

CityNerd dives into the convoluted and admittedly depressing topic of car crashes. In the video, CityNerd looks into the disturbing pedestrian fatality trends, implications...

Seattleites Demand Housing Fixes, but Chamber Overlooks Their Own Poll Finding

The chamber and friends are focused on homeless sweeps and pinning blame on progressive councilmembers, rather than housing solutions. On Monday, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber...

Mayor Harrell Closes Third and Pine Bus Stop, Hoping to Get Handle on Street...

Starting April 2nd, Mayor Bruce Harrell is temporarily closing one of the busier bus stops in Seattle due to crime concerns. His administration hopes...

Downtown Seattle Declares Itself Resurgent at Annual Gala

The theme was resurgence at the Downtown Seattle Association's annual State of Downtown event yesterday. With two years of pandemic suffering and emergency public...

Strong Student Support Advances Police Alternatives in U District

Last week, the University of Washington Graduate and Professional Student Senate voted in favor of creating an unarmed community response system for non-violent calls...