Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Apply Now Entry Level Officers
Next test January 12th, 2019
Application closes December 28th, 2018 at 4:00PM PST
Apply Now Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is February 8th-10th, 2019
Application Closes Friday January 25th, 2019 at 4:00PM PST 

Upcoming Lateral Out-of-State Tests

(Laterals need 2+ Years Law Enforcement Experience)

Indianapolis

Apply Now Indianapolis Test - Lateral Officers Option 1 
November 5th - 7th, 2018 Application closes November 1st, 2018 4:00 PM PST
Apply Now Indianapolis Test - Lateral Officers Option 2
November 8th - 10th, 2018
Application closes November 1, 2018 4:00 PM PST  

Honolulu

Apply Now Honolulu
February 27th - March 2nd, 2019
Application closes February 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST

Atlanta

Apply Now Atlanta
March 23rd - 26th, 2019
Application closes March 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST 

Houston

Apply Now Houston
March 28th - 31st, 2019
Application closes March 21st, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

Entry Level Test Dates:
  • January 12th, 2019
  • April 13th, 2019
  • July 13th, 2019
  • October 19th, 2019

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

Experiences

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.