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City Hall exhibition features photos from Seattle Police Department archives

ExcellenceThe Seattle Police Department (SPD) will present an exhibition of two different employee development projects sponsored by the Seattle Police Foundation, on view at City Hall May 2 through June 28. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at City Hall.

Technological Transitions: Historical Artifacts from the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is an historical look at policing technology and equipment used by SPD throughout the history of the city of Seattle. Eighteen images include historical badges, weapons, and montages of past and present equipment. Images are set on a solid black background and include a description of the item and why it was used at the time. All of the actual historical items and their history were supplied by the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, a non-profit organization in downtown Seattle.

The second project, Contemporary Portraits of the Men and Women of the Seattle Police Department, consists of 26 black-and-white portraits of police department employees with more than 35 years of service, as well as recent award recipients. The awardees included in this exhibition are some of the many employees recognized for their hard work, bravery and dedication to the citizens of Seattle.

The SPD photography unit photographed all images in this collection.

IMAGE: Portrait of­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ SPD Pipe & Drum Members, 2012, black and white photograph, 26″  X 36″. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Police Department.