The focus of the discussion, which was part of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans, was the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey. This annual survey, now in its seventh year, seeks to capture the public safety concerns of residents across the city’s neighborhoods. The goal is to discern how the community and police can work together to make Seattle safer.
When you put protesters, crime victims, business owners, workers and neighborhood residents together with sworn and civilian police personnel, the debates are rich and wide ranging. But, broadly speaking, the dialogues around last year’s survey revealed two general camps. On one side are claims that public safety has decreased
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