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    Increased security following break-in at slide site

    Demolition of structure needed to allow residents to safely return  The City of Bellevue has arranged 24-hour security around the slide site in the Somerset neighborhood.
    Bellevue police car near area of landslide

    Bellevue Police to hold community update on reform efforts

    Virtual town hall will take place on Jan. 12  Chief Wendell Shirley (Interim) invites the public to a virtual update on the department's use of force policies following the completion of last year’s…
    Bellevue Police officers standing together

    Police sector captains to host roundtables

    Bellevue residents will have the opportunity to meet the police captain assigned to their part of the city and ask questions or share concerns at virtual roundtable discussions this month. 

    A message from the chief regarding new laws and policing

    Dear Bellevue Community,  Recent mandated police reforms passed by the Legislature in Washington state reflect changing societal expectations on the role of law enforcement and focus on reducing…
    Chief of Police Badge

    Shirley appointed interim police chief

    City Manager Brad Miyake has appointed Wendell J. Shirley to lead the Bellevue Police Department, while the city begins the process of looking for a permanent replacement. Shirley, hired as assistant…
    City Manager Brad Miyake with interim Police Chief Wendell Shirley

    Protests expected downtown Tuesday night

    Bellevue public safety officials have learned of protests being planned for the evening of Tuesday, May 11, in downtown Bellevue. One demonstration was advertised to start at 7 p.m. at Downtown Park…

    New assistant police chief eager to make community connections

    Wendell J. Shirley, a former long-time officer in the Santa Monica, California Police Department, was sworn in Monday, March 8, as an assistant police chief with Bellevue. Shirley had retired in 2019…
    Assistant Police Chief Wendell Shirley, left, is sworn in by Chief Steve Mylett.

    Police offer ‘Conversations with the Chief’ series

    Building on the success of his first online town hall last year, Police Chief Steve Mylett will host a series of “Conversations with the Chief” with various community groups this year, starting with…

    Community representatives wanted for team investigating police uses of deadly force

    The Bellevue Police Department seeks five community members to serve as community representatives on a new Independent Force Investigation Team – King County, which will investigate police use of…

    Suspected sex trafficker arrested; 16-year-old girl recovered

    Bellevue detectives arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of trafficking a 16-year-old girl. Between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, investigators say Keith Sims transported a vulnerable family member to a hotel…
    Confiscated gun and cash
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