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Joint Press Conference Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2022 Contacts: Mike Solan, Mike Mansanarez, Dennis Folk mail@seattlepoliceguild.org, mike@kcpog.com, dennis.folk@kccguild.org Joint Press Conference Announcement Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM Location: King County Administration Building (Plaza) 500 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 The Seattle Police Officers Guild, King County Police Officers Guild and the King County Corrections […]

SPOG’s Response to the Pride Parade’s Ban of Uniformed Officers

The Seattle Police Officers Guild strongly disagrees with the decision to ban uniformed Seattle Police officers from marching in today’s Pride Parade.  In response SPOG President Mike Solan said, “SPOG members took an oath to serve our entire community equally and without discrimination.  It’s a shame to see that the commitment to equality and inclusion […]

Open Letter to Mayor Harrell to Address Seattle’s Violent Crime Wave

Seattle’s Public Safety, at a Tipping Point Open Letter to Mayor Bruce Harrell Public safety in Seattle is at a tipping point. As politicians realize their support of defunding the police was short sighted, we as a community are now dealing with the inevitable results. Sadly, in just two years, our city has lost almost […]

K9 Officer JEDI EOW 1-5-22

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild mourns the loss of one of our own. Yesterday K9 Officer Jedi was stabbed to death protecting his partner, other officers and our community from a person in crisis armed with a knife and a machete. Just minutes before Jedi’s death, the suspect had broken into two homes near the […]

Police Unions Launch Website to Expose the ACLU’s Negative Impact on Public Safety

Police Unions Launch Website to Expose the ACLU’s Negative Impact on Public Safety ACLU-Watch.com will catalog their anti-victim, pro-criminal agenda   Seattle, WA – The old ACLU was once a strong defender of our nation’s sacred first amendment, often taking unpopular clients and causes to prevent censorship and protect the freedom of expression. Unfortunately, today’s […]

SPOG Response to City Council Vote

SPOG RESPONSE TO CITY COUNCIL BUDGET VOTE In response to the Seattle City Council budget vote, SPOG President Mike Solan said the following, “The city council’s vote on the budget today is the beginning of a great political pivot away from unreasonable activism and back to the moderate policies that made Seattle the Emerald City. […]

SPOG Response to Mayor Durkan

           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SPOG RESPONSE TO MAYOR DURKAN   Mayor Durkan’s Civil Emergency Order publicly released yesterday (10-29-21)  Civil Emergency Order PS Hiring.pdf misses the mark on addressing the current public safety staffing crisis plaguing Seattle. While the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild is thankful that Mayor Durkan acknowledges that the […]

SPOG Reaction to the City of Seattle’s Vaccine Mandate

SPOG Reaction to the City of Seattle’s Vaccine Mandate As we are all aware, today is the deadline for officers of the Seattle Police Department to upload their COVID-19 Vaccine Verifications.  According to the City of Seattle, failure to do so will lead to separation from city employment. This means more losses of police jobs […]

Public Safety Crisis

Public Safety Crisis The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild is disappointed that the Seattle City Council continues to be anti-public safety. Yesterday’s council vote that blocked any measures of recruiting and retaining police officers is another blow to our community’s safety and well-being. This vote comes at a time when Seattle is already facing historic crime […]

Vaccine Mandate for Seattle City Workers

Vaccine Mandate for Seattle City Workers The Seattle Police Officers Guild believes that City of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s announcement today ordering all City of Seattle workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021 or face termination is a mandatory subject of bargaining. Mayor Durkan’s timeline for vaccination doesn’t provide enough time for […]

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