Sean Whitcomb, Sergeant, Public Affairs Director Seattle Police Department, WA
Sergeant Sean Whitcomb is a University of Washington graduate and a 25-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department. He has been a spokesperson for fifteen years and currently serves as Seattle Police Public Affairs Director.
Sean has worked to improve access to information by engaging the community through a variety of social media channels, from an application that tweets real-time crime data to Reddit AMAs featuring police subject matter experts.
Under Sean’s watch, Seattle Police engagement efforts have received recognition both locally and nationally, including coverage in PRWeek, Adweek, The New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED and Rolling Stone.
More importantly, these digital engagement strategies are making a real difference in Seattle’s neighborhoods, fostering better communication and understanding between residents and the police officers who serve them.