Community Engagement

OPA's community engagement specialists build relationships with community members, increase public awareness of OPA and Seattle's police accountability system, and assist community members in navigating complaints.

Send Feedback

OPA's Community Engagement Team is here for you. Email to let us know your thoughts or concerns about an OPA investigation, Seattle's police accountability system, or an SPD policy or practice.

Request a Meeting

OPA's community engagement specialists makes presentations across the Seattle area on topics such as:

  • Introduction to OPA: A general overview of how OPA is structured and functions.
  • Complaint Process: Learn about how to file a complaint and what the complaint process is like.
  • Case deep dive: An in-depth look at OPA's complaint process using a past or relevant case study.
  • Know Your Rights: Learn more about what to expect during several common SPD interactions.

Community engagement specialists meet with a wide variety of groups, including but not limited to: high schools and colleges, public libraries, advocacy organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, religious organizations, community board meetings, SPD Precinct council meetings, and more.

If you are interested in having OPA meet with your community, group, or organization, please complete the Community Engagement Meeting Request form.