Seattle Police Department Honors Seattle University’s Public Safety Director As “Community Leader”


Seattle Police Department Honors Seattle University’s Public Safety Director As “Community Leader” 
Chief john Diaz recognizes university’s Mike Sletten’s success building partnerships 


SEATTLE, WA (Jan. 25, 2011) – Seattle University Public Safety Director Mike Sletten has received a personal service award from Seattle Police Chief John Diaz for his work in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Diaz presented him with a certificate of appreciation for his 25 years of providing campus safety services.  

Sletten leads a group of campus safety staff who partner with the East Precinct, neighborhood advisory groups and businesses and individuals to strengthen public safety and preparedness for the campus and surrounding neighborhood. He has supported neighborhood safety by serving on the Executive Board of the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition and was a 2010 winner of the Seattle Neighborhood Group’s Community Builder Award. Sletten has also led disaster preparedness training exercises with the Seattle Police and other agencies.  

“It has been very humbling and rewarding working with the men and women of the Seattle Police Department in keeping our students, staff, faculty and community safe,” Sletten said.  

“This certificate of appreciate acknowledges the tremendous partnership between Seattle University and the Seattle Police Department, and Mike Sletten’s role as a community leader,” Diaz said.   

The award is the most recent recognition for Seattle University’s commitment to strong community partnerships. Earlier this month the institution was included in the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the best universities in the nation for community partnerships.   

In October, the school ranked fourteenth out of 373 universities on The Princeton Review’s list of best town-gown relations. The Princeton rankings are based entirely on student surveys from hundreds of campuses nationwide.  

To see what Seattle U’s doing in the community please view the following publications:  

Partners In Progress  

Community Connections