Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Apply Now Entry-Level Officers
Next test April 13th
Application closes Friday, March 29th at 4:00 pm PST
Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is May 17th-19th, 2019
Application opens mid-February

Upcoming Out-of-State Tests

(Laterals need 2+ Years Law Enforcement Experience)


Apply Now Honolulu - Entry-Level
February 27th - March 1st, 2019
Application closes February 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST
Apply Now Honolulu - Lateral
February 27th - March 2nd, 2019
Application closes February 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST


Apply Now Atlanta - Entry-Level
March 23rd - 25th, 2019
Application closes March 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST 
Apply Now Atlanta - Lateral
March 23rd - 26th, 2019
Application closes March 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST 


Apply Now Houston - Entry-Level
March 28th - 30th, 2019
Application closes March 15th, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST
Apply Now Houston - Lateral
March 28th - 31st, 2019
Application closes March 21st, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

Entry-Level Test Dates:
  • July 13th, 2019
  • October 19th, 2019

Lateral Test Dates:

  • August 23rd - 25th, 2019
  • November 15th - 17th

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.