What is SeaStat?

Launched in August 2014, SeaStat is aimed at quickly addressing crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents. 

The Department holds meetings every two weeks, involving staff throughout the department and partner agencies, to discuss the latest information and come up with strategies to reduce crime.The regularity of the meetings allows the department to develop immediate solutions and quickly assess if strategies are working or if a course correction is needed. Emphasis is on using real-time data, getting direct feedback from community members, and increasing communication and collaboration throughout the department.Variations of SeaStat, often called Compstat, are used by police departments around the country including New York and Los Angeles, to combat serious crime. SeaStat was created as part of Chief O'Toole's pledge to bring best business practices to the department.

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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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