Entries by SPOG

COMPAS: Departure of Long Time Executive Director Renee Maher

The Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs (COMPAS) announces the departure of long time Executive Director Renee Maher. COMPAS is the lobbying organization originally created to represent the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, the King County Police Officers’ Guild and Port of Seattle police officers. While Port of Seattle officers are no longer part of COMPAS, […]

SPOG’s Response to the Chauvin Verdict

Today, a Minnesota jury respected due process and the rule of law by issuing a guilty verdict in the Chauvin Trial. For communities across our nation to trust law enforcement, they must have trust in our nation’s criminal justice system. Adhering and respecting the rule of law is key to that trust. Just days after […]

SPOG – Response to MLK Labor Council Vote

June 17, 2020 Today’s decision to disaffiliate the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) from the MLK Labor Council is deeply disappointing and concerning. SPOG has been an effective police labor union for its members since 1952. We take pride in consistently working hard to protect the collective bargaining rights for our members – always focusing […]

SPOG – Open Letter to Mayor Durkan, 6/6/20

June 6, 2020 Mayor Durkan, I’m writing this letter to inform you of the tenuous situation impacting SPOG members at the Seattle Police Department East Precinct. As I author this letter, several objects have been thrown at officers which have exploded. Several SPOG members are injured. As the situation on the ground devolves into more […]

SPOG – Response to the Ongoing Protests in Seattle

The Seattle Police Officers Guild continues to support those who gather to grieve and protest for George Floyd. We have added our voice to those who have spoken out and condemned his tragic death in Minneapolis. SPOG encourages peaceful protests and demonstrations – please communicate with us and the department and we will facilitate your […]

SPOG – Open Letter to Seattle

The Seattle Police Officers Guild is shocked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This incident is in complete opposition to everything we stand for, and everything we are trained to do. There is no law enforcement or self-defense rationale for the prolonged use of the officer’s knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. We swear […]

Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting

Seattle, WA – On April 29th, 2020, just before 2:15 PM, south precinct officers received initial reports about a man and woman arguing at the Rainier Playfield near 37th Avenue South and South Oregon Street. The woman involved flagged down a passerby and asked them to call 911 on her behalf. She reported the man […]