Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Apply Now Entry-Level Officers
Next test July 13th
Application closes June 28th at 4:00 pm PST
Apply Now Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is August 23rd-25th, 2019
Application closes August 9th at 4:00pm PST

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

Entry-Level Test Dates:
  • October 19th, 2019
  • January 11th, 2020
  • April 18th, 2020

Lateral Test Dates:

  • November 15th - 17th, 2019
  • January 21st-23rd, 2020
  • May 15th - 17th, 2020

The on-line application to apply will open one week after the current exam date has passed.

Ride Alongs

Ride alongs have been restricted to candidates who are in the testing and hiring process and have been assigned to a Background Unit Detective. The Background Detective will facilitate a ride along in the latter stages of the process.

Open Civilian Jobs

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View current opportunities for civilian jobs at SPD

Job Categories

Entry Level

Entry Level Officer

Lateral Entry

Lateral Entry Officer


Transition from Military - Officer Maehler

Officer Maehler

Transition from Military

Women in Policing - Officer Herrera

Officer Herrera

Women in Policing

The Seattle Police Department is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce. At SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.