June Membership Meeting
The Final Breakfast Group Monthly Member Meeting of the 2014-15 year will be held Thursday, June 11th, 2015 @ 7:30am.
Location: First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
Annual Law Enforcement Meeting
This is our Annual Law Enforcement meeting led by Board Member Bob Harvey and his Committee. The propose of this meeting is provide a platform for Chief Best to bring the Breakfast Group up to date on issues and concerns previously expressed by our members and community members.
All the command staff in attendance will be recognized, including Chief Vinson from the University of Washington. Chief Best will bring 15 representatives from the Seattle Police Department to the meeting.
There will also be a moment of silence for Officers who have been killed in the Line of Duty this year.
Deputy Chief Carmen Best
Seattle Police Department
Deputy Chief Carmen Best oversees the Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations Bureaus, and the Community Outreach section.
Chief Best has worked for the Seattle Police Department since 1992. Her assignments include Uniformed Patrol, School Safety, Department Spokeswomen, Patrol Supervisor, Media Relations Supervisor, Watch Commander, Operations Lieutenant, Narcotics Proactive Commander, Robbery/Gangs/Fugitive Commander, Community Outreach Commander, South Precinct Commander, and Assistant Chief of the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Deputy Chief of Police.
She holds a B.A. from Western Illinois University and a certificate in Police Management from the University of Washington, and a certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. She completed the Senior Management Institute for Police in 2006, the FBI National Academy in 2010, and the Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Academy in 2013.
She received the 2015 “Newsmaker of the Year” award from the Seattle Black Press. She is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Latino Police Officers Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates. She is also a member of the trustee board for Lakeside School.
Chief Best is married and has two daughters who are both attending college.