Chief Carmen Best receives recognition at King County Council

Friday, September 4, 2020

County Council recognizes retiring Seattle
Police Chief Carmen Best



Outgoing Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best was the recipient of an official King County Council recognition on Tuesday afternoon.

The recognition, which was introduced and sponsored by Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer and co-sponsored by Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, honored Chief Best’s 28 years of service to the Seattle Police Department and the city of Seattle.

“If we want to ensure that our law enforcement agencies reflect our communities, we need more people like Carmen Best involved in law enforcement, especially as leaders,” said von Reichbauer. 
“Chief Best got involved 28 years ago, worked her way up through the ranks, ascending to the highest level of achievement through her enduring commitment to service, equality and justice. 
Carmen was a trailblazer, and her leadership will be missed by many in our region.”

Chief Best worked her way up through the ranks of the Seattle Police Department to become the first Black woman to head the department.

While there, she was tasked with helping to implement federally mandated reforms to address excessive force and biased policing, and she worked hard to cultivate relationships with communities of color. She submitted her resignation in August.



1 comments:

Anonymous,  September 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM  

As a Republican, I am sad to see Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best go. She and the police force of Seattle have only been trying to do their very best to do a job no liberal wants them to do. Enforce existing laws that is. Seattle city politicians have more or less encourage the use of ILLEGAL DRUGS LIKE METH, HEROIN, and anything else that can but injected. Which affects other surrounding areas. How this is ever acceptable astounds me since it only attracts more drug addicts here to use, break laws with impunity, and defecate in the streets. CULP for Governor!

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