Press Releases and Related News from the Seattle Police Officers Guild

SPOG Supports Elementary School During Holidays

During the holidays, we bought presents and sponsored families of students at Rainier View Elementary. We also had the opportunity to visit classrooms handing out high fives and candy canes, and witnessed the dedication of all the teachers of Rainier View Elementary. Check out the video! A very special thank you to Principal Anitra Jones […]

Seattle Police Officers Guild Elects New Board of Directors

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 February 4, 2020 TO: All Media Outlets FM: Sarah Scott, Administrative Director, Seattle Police Officers’ Guild RE: Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Elects New […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Police advocates say it’s time to stop the ‘demagoguery’ and back America’s men and women in blue

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, there are 88 Line of Duty deaths of Police Officers so far this year. For more information on the issues facing police now and the response of public officials, take a look at the video linked below. Dr. Darrin Porcher, Steve Kardian and Chief Lisa Parker on recent […]

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