June Member Meeting
The Breakfast Group's June Monthly Member Meeting will be held Thursday, June 9th, 2016 @ 7:30am
First A.M.E. Church: 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98122
A Dialogue on
Law Enforcement and the Community in Seattle
This is the final meeting for the first half of our 40th Year Celebration! For this month's meeting, we will focus on law enforcement in Seattle and its implications for African-Americans and other persons of color in Seattle.
Our guest speaker will be Kathleen O'Toole (City of Seattle Chief of Police), and we expect may prominent members of the local, state and national law enforcement community to be in attendance.
Seattle Chief of Police
Chief Kathleen O'Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle Police Department on June 23rd, 2014. Chief O'Toole is a career police officer and lawyer who has earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies. In 2012, Ms. O’Toole completed a six-year term as Chief Inspector of the Gardia Síochána Inspectorate, an oversight body responsible for bringing reform, best practice and accountability to the 17,000 member Irish national police service.
Prior to serving in Ireland, Ms. O’Toole rose through the ranks of local and state policing in the United States. During her police career, she was assigned to numerous patrol, investigative, undercover, supervisory and management positions. She served as Superintendent (Chief) of the Metropolitan District Commission Police and Lieutenant Colonel overseeing Special Operations in the Massachusetts State Police. She was later appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety (1994) and Boston Police Commissioner (2004).