African American Community Advisory Council

Upcoming Meeting Dates in 2024: Every 3rd Thursday of the month

  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 16th
  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • Sept 19th
  • Oct 17th
  • Nov 21st
  • Dec 19th

About the Council

The African American Community Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) was created in mid-1996, and is one of ten councils that work collaboratively with the police. The demographic advisory councils were born out of a need to hear directly from communities that often feel disenfranchised, alienated, or as though they do not have the same access as the majority population does to the police department.

Our Areas of Focus

  • Advise the SPD about crime prevention, public safety, and law enforcement concerns of the African American community through open and respectful dialogue.
  • Promote and encourage cultural competency training for officers while expanding the community's understanding of the practices and policies of the police department.
  • Support and encourage African American youth and the SPD to develop a healthy and successful relationship.
  • Promote and encourage community participation in the Advisory Council, events and workshops that promote public safety.
  • Foster goodwill and trust between the African American community and the Seattle Police Department.
  • Encourage police recruitment in the African American community.

In Partnership Events


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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