The Seattle Police Foundation supports many aspects of SPD’s Community Policing framework, which seeks to build and sustain programs and initiatives that foster trust between the police department and the community it serves. Meant to mobilize community engagement, these programs take place throughout our City and embrace the diversity and individuality of each of our neighborhoods. Funds from the Seattle Police Foundation help facilitate countless positive interactions between our law enforcement professionals and our community members every year.
These fun and rewarding experiences take place at a variety of community events and activities, offering many one-of-a-kind opportunities to get to know SPD officers, pet a police K9, meet the horses of our Mounted Patrol Unit, and much more. SPD’s Community Policing framework embraces the idea that enriching, positive interactions between our police officers and our community members can transform relationships, build important bridges, and improve the quality of life for those who call Seattle their home, as well as those who work and play here.
Our Community Partnership programs include those that are officer-initiated and supported through grants from the Foundation, and those that are spearheaded and coordinated by the Foundation.
Making a positive impact on local families in need during the holidays
Special holiday meals for each SPD precinct
Representing the Seattle Police Department in ceremonies and at memorial services
Reducing incarceration and recidivism
Raising awareness and assisting victims of hate crimes
Providing athletic and recreational opportunities for Seattle-area youths