Community Partnerships

ON-GOING GRANT

SPD employees at the 2011 Seattle Pride Parade as part of community outreach efforts.

SPD’s Community Outreach Program works to create and strengthen programs and communication efforts that build trust between police and minority communities. Programs focus on working with immigrant and minority communities that have developed fears of working with the police department. Funds assist SPD in making over 1,200 positive contacts annually with members of Seattle’s minority communities with such events as Night Out Against Crime, Year of Hope 2007 Event, Demographic Student Success Parent Workshop, and Role Reversal demonstrations.