New Chief Carmen Best to Share Vision for SPD

New Chief Carmen Best to Share Vision for SPD

Seattle’s new police chief Carmen Best plans to attend the next meeting of the South Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC) where she will share her vision for the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

Chief Best assumed the role of Chief of Police of the SPD on August 13, 2018, after serving with the SPD for 26 years. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief, overseeing the Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Special Operations Bureaus, as well as the Community Outreach section.

“We were fortunate to have Chief Best as our Captain in the South Precinct for a brief period of time, and before we lost her when she was promoted to a Deputy Chief,” said SSCPC President Pat Murakami.

According to SSCPC, its mission is to strengthen the community, within its defined boundaries, by working on issues of crime and public safety that affect this community’s quality of life and spirit.

The group meets the first Wednesday of every month, except in July and August, at 7pm at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC), located at 4655 South Holly Street (the southwest corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Holly).

The next meeting is scheduled for Wed., Nov. 7, at 7 pm. Find more information, including the meeting agenda here.

SSCPC also offers Halloween Safety Tips n its website and encourages neighbors to make use of Seattle’s Find-It-Fix-It app to report any problems you see while out and about in our community. This is an effective way to deal with illegal encampments, excessive trash, rat infestation, etc. by reporting the encampment and asking your neighbors to do so as well.

The following issues can be reported:

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Graffiti
  • Illegal Dumping / Needles
  • Parking Enforcement, including abandoned vehicles
  • Pothole
  • Sign and Signal Maintenance, including signs that have been tagged
  • Streetlight Report, including poles that aren’t at a 90 degree angle to the ground
  • Other

This app defaults to your cell phone’s current location. You can drag the map to the correct location or type it in manually on the report form.

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