Technology Assisted Crime Prevention Pilot Project – learn more, provide comments

March 20, 2024. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is proposing a pilot program for the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to explore and evaluate the use of new technologies to assist in crime deterrence and prevention in specific locations where gun violence, human trafficking, and persistent felony crime are concentrated.

As proposed, the group of new technologies will help the City’s public safety response to aid victims, locate and preserve evidence and hold accountable those responsible for gun violence, alert real-time crime center staff to a serious criminal event, see multiple streams of information overlaid on a map view and convey that information to officers who are responding in the field.  

The city is nearing the end of a public comment period and encourages residents to learn more about the proposed technologies. You can learn more here, view a PowerPoint presentation, and provide your comments by Friday, March 22, 2024.