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Community Q&A With Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole


The Madison Park Community Council invites you to the second of a two-part series: Safety, Community and Neighborhoods in 2016 featuring Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole.

Chief Kathleen O'Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle Police Department on June 23rd, 2014. Chief O'Toole is a career police officer and lawyer who has earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies.




In 2012, Ms. O’Toole completed a six-year term as Chief Inspector of the Gardia Síochána Inspectorate, an oversight body responsible for bringing reform, best practice and accountability to the 17,000 member Irish National Police Service.

Prior to serving in Ireland, Ms. O’Toole rose through the ranks of local and state policing in the United States. During her police career, she was assigned to numerous patrol, investigative, undercover, supervisory and management positions. She served as Superintendent (Chief) of the Metropolitan District Commission Police and Lieutenant Colonel overseeing Special Operations in the Massachusetts State Police. She was later appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety (1994) and Boston Police Commissioner (2004).

Wednesday, June 15
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Park Shore
1630 43rd Avenue East


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