About Us

About the Seattle Police Department

About the Department

General facts about SPD, list of department commanders, contacting public affairs, how SPD is doing in surveys, how our professional standards section is leading police reform, and a list of all of the officers lost in the line of duty and their stories.

About Policing

About Policing

What is the job of a patrol officer like? How does the 9-1-1 Center operate? What is the jurisdiction of SPD? Learn about detective units, parking enforcement, and our specialty units such as K9, Forensics, Harbor Patrol and SWAT.

Seattle Police Jobs

Police Jobs

Interested in joining SPD? We are hiring!  List of next testing dates for Entry-Level and Lateral-Entry Officers, and everything you need to know about prepping for taking the test, upcoming workshop dates and what police work is like.  We are also hiring for civilian positiongs such as 9-1-1 Dispatchers, Parking Enforcement Officers, Latent Print examiners and more.