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August 14, 2014 at 6:10 PM

SPD Assistant Chief Carmen Best promoted to deputy chief

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Thursday the promotion of Assistant Chief Carmen Best to deputy chief and second in command of the department. O’Toole also announced other organizational changes. Here is her statement: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carmen Best to Deputy Chief of the Seattle Police Department. Since I was appointed, Carmen…

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July 28, 2014 at 6:16 PM

SPD Chief O’Toole announces top staff appointments

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole today announced her first major appointment to her top staff. In a posting on a department website, O’Toole wrote: “I am pleased to announce that I have added Mike Wagers to my staff as SPD’s Chief Operating Officer. Mike will oversee the Patrol Support Bureau, Administrative Services, Information Technology, Human Resources and…

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June 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Kathleen O’Toole confirmed as Seattle police chief

In an 8-1 vote, the City Council today confirmed Kathleen O’Toole to serve as chief of the Seattle Police Department. O’Toole, who was nominated by Mayor Ed Murray on May 19 after a nationwide search, became the first woman to be selected for the job on a full-time basis. She previously served as Boston’s first female police…

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June 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

SPD-chief nominee O’Toole: ‘Time to restore public trust’

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole is appearing before the Seattle City Council’s public-safety committee this afternoon in the first round of confirmation proceedings to consider her nomination as Seattle’s next police chief. O’Toole said one of the first things she wants to do, if confirmed,  is restore community trust. She also wants to spend “lots of…

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June 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Confirmation hearings for SPD-chief nominee to begin Wednesday

Kathleen O’Toole, Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to become the next Seattle police chief, will appear before a City Council committee Wednesday for the start of  confirmation proceedings on her nomination. The Seattle City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee will ask the former Boston police commissioner a series of questions during the first of several hearings over…

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May 22, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Final schedule set for confirmation of SPD chief nominee O’Toole

The Seattle City Council has set a final schedule for considering the nomination of former Boston police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole to serve as Seattle’s next police chief. Confirmation proceedings will occur before the council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee on a slightly accelerated timeline than a tentative schedule released earlier this week. Under the…

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May 20, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Schedule set for confirmation of SPD chief nominee O’Toole

The Seattle City Council has set a tentative schedule for considering the nomination of former Boston police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole to serve as Seattle’s next police chief. Confirmation proceedings will occur before the council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, headed by Councilmember Bruce Harrell. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced O’Toole as his…

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May 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

SPD chief nominee O’Toole weighing her new command staff

Update at 2:39 p.m.: Kathleen O’Toole, in an interview after her appointment was announced, said she is considering several people from the outside to serve as a top assistant during a transition period in her first 60 days. During that period, she said, she will determine who – in and outside the department — to appoint to…

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