The Seattle Police Department is offering a Security Training Program on Sunday, July 21, beginning at noon, at the Seattle Police Department headquarters. The class is not just for security personnel. Security training is imperative for individuals who work physical security or screen patrons at the door. It is also extremely beneficial to any employee who regularly interacts with clientele. Maintaining a highly-trained staff, ready to deal with difficult situations, is vital to the safety of both the patrons and the employees. Topics of instruction will include screening patrons, handling problem situations, and tips on shutting down and dispersing patrons. Registration and a $60 feel is required. For more information, click here.
Office of the Mayor
The public is invited to offer feedback and help draft assessment criteria for Seattle’s next Police Chief during several upcoming public forums and through other means, including a dedicated telephone line and a new website that launched this past Monday. The second of three public hearings devoted to the Police Chief search is at 5:30 pm tonight, March 10, at Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle’s City Hall. On the agenda: discuss and finalize assessment criteria and discuss candidate interview questions. Want to get involved? The meeting is open to all interested parties. The next public meeting will be on Wednesday, April 21 in the same place. After a closed executive session, the public is invited to be on hand for a vote that will select between 5 – 7 candidates from the 10 – 15 profiles presented by the executive search firm responsible for locating qualified candidates.
On September 13, the Seattle Police Department will present an eight-hour comprehensive training course for nightlife professionals called “Security Training for Nightlife Professionals.” The course will include topics such as using force, equipment, fire safety, report writing, fake ID, emergency response and club drugs. Classes are typically on Sundays starting at noon and the next class is being offered next Sunday, September 13. To register, contact Det. Bob Peth at firstname.lastname@example.org.