Entries by SPOG

COMPAS Demand for Apology from FOP

The Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs (COMPAS) is requesting that the Washington Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) issue a public apology for their actions in relation to COMPAS Executive Director Renee Maher and Behind the Badge Program Director Gayle Frink-Schulz. On Wednesday, January 22, at 3:30 pm in Olympia, Washington, there was a hearing […]

Response to Recent Protest Actions

The Seattle Police Officer’s Guild has reviewed the video involving our officers handling a recent protest in downtown Seattle. The officers involved did a remarkable job in a very tense and difficult situation. The officers were dealing with a group of individuals who wear masks at protests to disguise their identities and have a long […]

Rantz: Police staff ‘dangerously low’ as Seattle vastly overstates patrol numbers

“BY JASON RANTZ DECEMBER 4, 2019 AT 7:10 AM To address community concerns over an expected uptick in holiday-related crime, the City of Seattle recently announced emphasis patrols in certain neighborhoods. But not only are the police staff actually available for patrol at “dangerously low” levels, the number of patrol officers reported by the department […]

Seattle Police Officer of The Month November 2019

The SPOG Officer of the Month for November 2019 is Officer Oliver Murphy, nominated by Officer Rene Miller. Officer Murphy, who was augmenting 3rd watch, along with other officers, responded to the robbery of an elderly homeless woman at 0216 hrs on Veterans Day. The woman had been harassed about sleeping on the sidewalk and the suspect threw her belongings into the street.

Seattle K9 Teams Deserve Our Support

Seattle is home to some of the best K9 officers and trainers in the country. Officers in the unit spend thousands of hours training with their police dogs. Handlers are not only required to train with their dogs every day, but they also live with them. A K9 officer and police dog are certified together […]

Catch and Release Hurts Seattle

Chief Carmen Best Tweet “A business owner reported a property crime, and @SeattlePD arrested the suspect. Within hours, the suspect was released from jail and returned to commit a new crime. The same officer re-arrested the suspect. This not only hurts our community, but officer morale as well. #MCCA2019″ We agree and well said Chief […]

Officer: I’m loyal but I’ve been pushed too far. And I’m done staying quiet.

We get a lot of comments like “How can you do your job protecting the citizens of Seattle with the lack of support and even attacks from City leadership?” We even welcomed a candidate recently who wants to abolish us. The answer is that we’re professionals. And we are loyal. Please read this Officers thoughts […]

Writing is getting harder, ignoring it all is getting easier.

The World Wide Web (Internet) became self-aware at 0800 on August 6th 1991.  It quickly took over our lives and taught us how to think, how to act, what to say. John: We aren’t going to make it are we? People I mean.  Terminator: Its in your nature to destroy yourselves. Mom of squabbling kids:  […]

Seattle Police Officers Guild City Council Endorsements

Seattle Police Officers Guild 2949 Fourth Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 206.767.1150 (phone) 206.768.1848 (fax) Kevin Stuckey – President Mike Solan – Vice President Walt Hayden – Secretary/Treasurer PRESS RELEASE October 17, 2019 TO: All Media Outlets FM: Officer Kevin Stuckey, SPOG President RE: Seattle Police Officers Guild City Council Endorsements The Seattle Police Officers […]

Seattle Police Officer of The Month September 2019

I wish to make the Department aware of Harbor Officer John Novak’s recent lifesaving actions while working on a Harbor Patrol boat during the recent Seafair activities on Lake Washington. On 8/3/19, the US Navy Blue Angels had just completed their acrobatic airshow in the late afternoon. From the shores of Seattle to Mercer Island, […]