Thank You to Our Volunteers!

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President & CEO, Renee Hopkins, with community member of the year, Troy Meyers

We couldn’t do what we do to keep Seattle safe without the outpouring of support from the community, especially of our volunteers. April is Volunteer Appreciation month, and I would like to personally extend my deepest gratitude to those that offer their time and energy in support of the Foundation. Countless hours are committed by so many individuals to make all of our events a success, so choosing a volunteer of the year was a difficult decision to make. However, two volunteers stood out- SPD employee Michelle McRae, and community member Troy Meyers. Michelle and Troy have been there to stuff envelopes, register guests, assist in setting-up and cleaning up our events, and for these reasons and many more, I awarded them the first ever President’s Award. The Seattle Police Department, the Foundation, and our community is better off because of the sweat equity Michelle and Troy put into keeping our community safe.
Thanks again Michelle, Troy, and every one of our volunteers!
   Renee Hopkins

GiveBig 2014

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If you’ve been thinking about giving, or want to be sure your donation goes as far as possible, this is a great time to make a gift, small or large, to help keep our neighborhoods safe, and support the men and women who put on the uniform to serve our city.

Every dollar you give to the Seattle Police Foundation on May 6th is stretched thanks to The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign. Last year, all donations made to the Seattle Police Foundation were stretched by over $1,000! GiveBig makes it easy to increase your impact!

  • Between midnight and midnight PDT on May6th, YOU MUST click here to donate to the Seattle Police Foundation through our Seattle Foundation page. Only by using this link will your donation be stretched.
  • Like” us on Facebook or “follow us” on  to stay connected with the Seattle Police Foundation.

About GiveBIG
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a better place to live.

Stretch Your $$
The Seattle Foundation will distribute the GiveBIG stretch pool proportionally. In other words, if the Seattle Police Foundation raises 3% of all the money raised through GiveBIG, then we will get 3% of the stretch pool. The more you give, the more of the stretch pool we receive.*

* The Seattle Foundation will “stretch” all donations up to $5,000 per donor, per organization.

Win a Golden Ticket
Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random from all donations made up to the time of the drawing. The winner will have an additional $1,000 and a round-trip airline ticket, courtesy of Alaska Airlines, given in their name to the same nonprofit that received their donation. The winner will also receive a $100 gift card, courtesy of The Seattle Foundation’s lead sponsor, Starbucks!

Where Does Your Donation Go?
The Seattle Police Foundation continues to operate in the most efficient way possible with approximately 80 cents of every dollar raised going towards programs and grants to support the Seattle Police Department. This far exceeds the Better Business Bureau’s industry standard of 65 cents per dollar raised going towards direct program support. To view our 2012 Annual Report please click here. Our 2012 financial statement is below:




Join the Seattle Police Pipes and Drums Band for the 1st Annual Dinner and Auction at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel on March 8, 2014

3rd Annual Ethnic Community Police Appreciation Night

There are three ways to get involved with the Ethnic Community Police Appreciation Awards Banquet on November 12, 2013:  Nominate a SPD officer(before October 14th); register to attend; or sponsor the ceremony. Click on the image for more information.

Kia-Kaha: Rise Above Domestic Violence on 10/19/13

The term “Kia Kaha” means “Forever Strong” and is used in New Zealand as an expression of encouragement and inspiration in the face of adversity.

In 2009, the Seattle Police Department’s Integrated Combat and Control Unit adopted this saying in order to convey a positive message of consistent professional instruction during our daily training events. Our Advanced Training Unit believes that professionalism and respect are the keys to honor.

In 2013, we adopted the saying “Kia-Kaha,” for our Domestic Violence charity event, “Kia Kaha…Rise Above Domestic Violence!” Seattle Police and zipfizz Incorporated want to share in giving back to our community. The Kia Kaha charity event will further the SPD mission of fighting crime, reducing fear and building community by empowering community members with self defense skills, raising awareness of domestic violence and domestic violence resources, and raising funds for domestic violence related charities.

Ride Along With Chief Pugel for National Night Out 2013- Check Out the YouTube Video

2nd Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime at Bell Street Park

For Immediate Release
July 30 , 2013


2nd Annual Downtown Night Out Against Crime at Bell Street Park

The Seattle Police Foundation in partnership with Target, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Seattle Hotel Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Belltown Community Council and the Belltown Business Association will be hosting a community Night Out event to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our community.

Seattle, Washington — July 23, 2013 — On Tuesday, August 6th the Downtown community will unite once again for the Second Annual Downtown Night Out at Bell Street Park (corner of 1st & Bell Street) from 5pm to 8pm. Night Out is an opportunity for residents to come together in support of public safety and safer neighborhoods. This community event will provide residents with crime prevention tips and an opportunity to meet their neighbors over free food, games and live music, as well as an opportunity to meet the Seattle Police Department’s specialty units including K-9, mounted patrol and more. The community is also celebrating the completion of the first block (1st – 2nd Avenue) of Bell Street Park. The entire park will run through 1st and 5th on Bell Street and will open in December 2013.

Night Out is a national event and Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with more than 1,200 neighborhoods participating in 2012. Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring neighborhoods together to talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and have a great time while doing it.

With crime rates at near record lows for Seattle, we want to celebrate our success and continue our efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe. If you have a neighborhood that has seen a decrease in crime, it is a time to celebrate your achievements. If you have ongoing crime problems you are working on, it is a chance to renew your focus, start a Block Watch if you haven’t already, and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.

This is the second year that a Night Out event is taking place in Downtown Seattle — providing an opportunity for Downtown’s growing residential community to get to know their neighbors and learn more about public safety. Bell Street Park was selected as the ideal location for Downtown Night Out as upon completion it will be a unique park for Seattle, providing much needed community open space for the high density Belltown neighborhood. The project converts one traffic lane and reconfigures parking to create a park-like corridor through the heart of Belltown on Bell Street.

The Seattle Police Foundation is joining Target, Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Hotel Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Department of Neighborhoods, Belltown Community Council, and the Belltown Business Association to make this event possible.


For more information, press only:
Abel Pacheco, (206) 733- 9372,

For more information on the Night Out, the Seattle Police Foundation, Target, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Seattle Hotel Association and Bell Street Park:

Join SPD For A Summer Picnic

Every year the Seattle Police Foundation, in partnership with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and numerous sponsors, hosts a picnic at each SPD Precinct. Join us this year as we mark 10 years since our first Picnic at the Precinct!

Picnic at the Precincts provide an opportunity for each precinct’s surrounding business and residential communities to come together and enjoy a day of celebration with their local police. Thousands of Seattle residents enjoy free food, music, as well as an opportunity to learn about and engage their local precincts and many of the Department’s specialty units including: K-9, Mounted, Bomb Squad, and SWAT.

Join your local Precinct on the following dates:

July 13thNorth and East Precincts from 1pm-4pm

August 17thSouth and SW Precincts from 1pm-4pm. Please note that the SW Precinct Picnic will be held in partnership with the Delridge Day Festival at the Delridge Park and Community Center.    

To join the West Precinct’s celebration, please mark your calendars for Seattle’s 2nd Annual Downtown Night Out!

 Downtown Night Out 
August 6th at McGraw Square

Join the rest of Seattle’s neighborhoods for the 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6th, as Seattle’s 2nd Annual DOWNTOWN NIGHT OUT event will be held at McGraw Square from 4pm-7pm.

Join us for a fun night of celebrating the downtown residential community and its commitment to safety.

Free food, live music, crime prevention materials, and fun for the whole family will be provided by the Seattle Police Foundation, Expeditors, Target, the Downtown Seattle Association and the Seattle Hotel Association.

Run For A Safe Seattle


Are you marathon runner or have you thought about running a marathon? Then this is your year to run and help us keep Seattle as one of America’s safest cities. Our partnership agreement with the Seattle Marathon Association allows runners to receive a discount code and the opportunity to raise funds for the Seattle Police Foundation with every mile they run through Crowdrise.

Not a runner? Then volunteer with us to support the runners as they trek through our city and complete 26.2 miles! To register for the Seattle Marathon and #RunForASafeSeattle on December 1st, please email us at  to get your discount code and save up to 45%!

You can also list us as your official charity by clicking here, and asking your family and friends to support you in your journey to the finish line.

6th Annual Breakfast with the Chief on May 8th- REGISTER HERE