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Work with the people of Seattle to secure a safe and just future for all by fighting crime, reducing fear, and building community – one person, one community, and one neighborhood at a time.


The three pillars of our mission are achieved through the following efforts:

FIGHT CRIME - focus each individual of the Department to collectively place the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right knowledge and skills to reduce crime in the community.

REDUCE FEAR - communicate effectively with the community to further develop a partnership in crime-fighting, and better direct our efforts to provide service exceeding community expectations.

BUILD COMMUNITY - promote transparency and openness, unconditionally accept praise and critiques, in an effort to develop stronger bonds with the community we serve.


The overall goal we are striving for as a Department is this vision:

  • Seattle residents, businesses and visitors enjoy a sense of safety and live free from threat of danger, injury, or harm to their persons or property. 
  • Seattle Police personnel are motivated by a spirit of integrity, excellence and professionalism and look forward to each public contact as an opportunity to build community by treating individuals with equity and dignity.
  • The community has a strong sense of shared purpose with, and respect for, the police officers who protect and serve them. 
  • The Seattle Police Department is deservedly recognized as one of the very best big city police departments in the nation.
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Seattle, WA 98124-4986
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