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Press Releases and Related News from the Seattle Police Officers Guild

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 […]

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 […]

Seattle Police Officers Collect Food For “Food Bank Friday”

A Project Within Seattle Police Officers Guild Emerald Protection Plan Seattle, WA- On Thursday April 30th, officers will be placed at two local grocery stores to collect food donations from the public so our community can team up with our police officers to donate food items to food banks. Food Bank Friday is an innovative […]

Seattle Police Officers Save Baby & Mom from Domestic Violence Attack

So PROUD of our professional, caring Officers who successfully and safely rescued a mom and her baby from a Domestic Violence attack. The person who took the video said, “Police officers were holding her, you know as gently as possible and then another officer took her and patting her on the butt, like you would […]

At the Capitol, SPOG President Mike Solan on Prisoner Release

Washington’s recidivism rate is approximately 32% (https://worldpopulationreview.com/states/recidivism-rates-by-state/) in 2020. Almost a third of prisoners released are likely therefore to re-victimize someone. Releasing a Tsunami of felons on the state is far from keeping the state healthy, as some in state leadership suggest they are attempting to do.

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