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Press Releases and Related News from the Seattle Police Officers Guild

SPOG Reaction to OIG Lisa Judge / Gay Pride Parade Ban

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) strongly disagrees with the Office of Inspector General Lisa Judge’s recent open letter to Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz advocating that SPD stop conducting traffic stops within the City of Seattle. SPOG also condemns in the strongest language possible any entity involved in scheduling events for Seattle’s Gay Pride […]

CBS News Interview

CBS News interviews a former SPD officer and SPOG member that finally had enough of the lack of city leadership. WATCH: https://youtu.be/vlqM6ntHdjU

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 […]

Seattle Police Officers Guild – Press Conference 6.8.20

SPOG President Mike Solan held a press conference addressing the dangerous working conditions for the 1,300 members of SPOG.

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 […]

May 1st Food Bank Friday: Seattle Police Officers Collect Over 2,000 lbs of Food

Seattle Police Officers Guild partnered with Grocery Outlet Bargain Market and Red Apple Market to support the Food Bank at St. Marys. Officers brought their own personal food items as well. Officers collected and delivered well over 2,000 lbs of food in support of our community during this difficult time. This effort is part of […]

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