In either your personal or professional opinion, do you think SPD should hire more officers?
I know SPD is hiring more officers, but I still feel like this city is pretty underpoliced considering the large population increase the city has experienced in the last 10 years. It feels like the Police are being stretched thin, while being asked to play a larger societal role every day.
I understand if you can't answer this, but I was hoping you might be able to give a personal opinion on it.
In my personal and professional opinion, I do think the city should hire more officers. The Department thinks this too and is actively hiring and training more officers. 911 is too! We need more of both. If you're interested, seattlepolicejobs.com!
What was your favorite call of your career? Have you ever helped deliver a baby?
I haven't delivered a baby. We don't do medical dispatching. We transfer you to SFD for that. As for my favorite call. There are a bunch. There are good ones and bad ones, but I'll choose a funny one today. A woman called to report a UFO. Not uncommon actually. She was very rational sounding and even said, "I know this sounds crazy but..." Anyway, officers responded. Turns out she just saw the moon. When I called her back to inform her of our discovery, her response was, "well, I've never seen it on that side of the street before!"