Police & Public Safety

Council Postpones Showdown Over North Precinct’s Cost And Tone-Deafness

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Last week it seemed like the Seattle City Council might approve the Seattle Police Department's North Precinct design and fund the $149 million project...

Council Poised To Approve $149 Million North Precinct Design

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The controversial, expensive, and seemingly rushed-through North Seattle police precinct is now headed for a vote of the full City Council on Monday, which...
Source: Central Protection

How Do Private Security Patrols In Seattle Neighborhoods Affect Livability?

In December 2015, a team of private security guards from Central Protection began making six-hour patrols around the Magnolia residential area. In February 2016,...

North Precinct Goes Before The City Council

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On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council's Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee heard from Seattle Police Department (SPD) and staff from other...

Police Shootings And The Livability Agenda

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On Wednesday evening, Philando Castile's life ended in his car as he bled out from five bullet wounds still buckled in his seat following...

New North Precinct Building: $160 Million, 70% Parking, 88% Staffed With Suburbanites

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The Seattle police are in the news again. This time for a lavish new $160 million North Precinct building that The Seattle Times' Brier...