Seattle Police, King County Sheriff’s To Share Criminal Justice Training Center

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, and Joe Hawe, commander of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center, will hold a press conference this afternoon (Monday April 25th), to announce a cooperative agreement to utilize the training center, which is located in Burien.

“The three will announce a new form of ongoing training for their officers and deputies to improve the quality of individual police interactions with citizens…essentially interactions on the street,” said Sgt. John Urquhart in a statement. “It will directly impact the lawful behavior and willingness of residents to work with police to solve crimes and improve neighborhood safety.”

“This is this the first time in recent memory that the Sheriff’s Office, the Seattle Police Department, and the Criminal Justice Training Center have collaborated to produce a common training curriculum,” said SPD Chief John Diaz. “It will directly impact nearly 2,000 police officers and how they deal with the public.”

The Washington Criminal Justice Training Center is located at 19010 1st Avenue South in Burien.

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