Community Police Dialogues

Image Source: Before the Badge - Seattle Police Department

Virtual community-police dialogues were conducted in 2021 and 2022 to provide opportunities for community members and police to explore and discuss the Seattle Public Safety Survey results.

In 2022, Micro-Community Policing Plans launched an additional set of community-police dialogues focused on building relationships between SPD recruits and community members as recruits progress through Before the Badge (BTB) training. BTB is a new initiative that police recruits experience prior to entering the police academy focused on relational policing and immersing new recruits in community-based experiences.