On Wednesday, October 29, Monitor Merrick Bobb attended a meeting of SPD's ongoing SeaStat discussions. Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers, and numerous representatives of the Department's command staff attended, along with Deputy Monitor Peter Ehrlichman and Deputy Director Matthew Barge.
SeaStat is intended to be a sophisticated data tracking and analysis tool that will guide SPD’s efforts to address crime trends quickly and deploy resources effectively. According to the Department, SeaStat is "aimed at quickly addressing crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents." Issues related to ongoing compliance efforts are also addressed within SeaStat meetings.
The Monitoring Team is regularly attending SeaStat and looks forward to assisting SPD in ensuring that the requirements of the Consent Decree promote and reinforce public and officer safety.