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posted Friday, November 20, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 47
SPD films training videos for officers in preparation for new Transgender policy set to begin
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SPD films training videos for officers in preparation for new Transgender policy set to begin

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Police Department officials began work on a Transgender specific policy in late 2013 that would govern how officers deal with everything from traffic stops to body searches of Transgender people in Seattle. Earlier this year, SPD, in cooperation with several members of the local Transgender community, sent the policy to the feds for consideration after SPD Chief of Police Kathleen O'Toole and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed off on the policy and praised the work that had been done to finish the project.

According to SPD officials, the Department of Justice recently gave the policy a thumbs up and SPD training officials began to plan out the best way for the policy to be implemented for patrol officers, detectives, and civilian employees alike. One of the best ways, they thought, was visual presentations by way of videos starring none other than real Transgender people from our very own community.

On Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seattle Police Training Center (2203 Airport Way S.) several Transgender activists and community advocates such as Pride Foundation's Gunner Scott, Social Outreach Seattle's Mac S. McGregor and Seattle LGBT Commissioner Mitch Hunter, participated in the video and photo shoot.

Each participant was asked a series of questions in an interview-style video shoot so officers could get to know Transgender people in a way that many of them may not have had, or taken the chance to do so, before this training. SPD and other departments know that humanizing people from marginalized communities helps officers better serve those folks. The participants stated their name, age and number of years residing in Seattle; the age they began to recognize that they are Transgender; employment or position (board member/elected positions/etc.); list some of the problems they may have experienced in life because they are Transgender; explain any past interaction with Seattle Police officers or other police departments (if any); as well as answer the questions 'When I interact with the Police, the thing I would most appreciate is: __________' and 'The most important thing for me as a Transgender person is that the police: __________.'

The move to develop and implement a Transgender policy for the Seattle Police Department is not a part of the Consent Decree, the federally mandated comprehensive settlement agreement to ensure that police services are delivered in a manner that fully complies with the Constitution and laws of the United States, which effectively ensures public and officer safety, and promotes public confidence in the Seattle Police Department and its officers.

Several out officers, Sina Ebinger and Jim Ritter (SAFE PLACE program founder) worked on the policy with many others on their own volition. The policy idea and production was supported by the Chief of Police and its contents agreed upon by members of the local Transgender community.

Seattle joins the short list of major U.S. cities with such policies. As of 2015, only Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C. - and now Seattle - have Transgender policies in place.

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