Statement from Chief Roberts
On August 16th, the City of Olympia faced a horrible, racially-motivated crime. Amongst a tirade of excuses the suspect made, he made a ludicrous statement that he carried out this attack to “defend” and “support” law enforcement following recent anti-police demonstrations. As the Police Chief, let me be clear: OPD stands in strong support of our community and will not tolerate any acts of hate. We do not want the support of, or engage in partnership with, any group that is based on principles of hate. We are proud to support and protect the diversity of our community.
NPR recently did an interview with Chief Ronnie Roberts about rebuilding trust with the community after an officer-involved shooting. Read/listen to it here.
The mission of the Olympia Police Department is to consistently earn the trust of the residents and visitors in our community. We accomplish our mission through a team approach to proactive policing, corrections, community education and support services. We are recognized as being compassionate, respectful, highly-trained, innovative and as people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the City of Olympia.
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Olympia, WA 98507-1967
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