Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Apply Now Entry-Level Officers
Next test is January 11th, 2020
Application opens October 24th
Apply Now Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is November 15th-17th, 2019
Application closes November 1st at 4PM PST

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

Entry-Level Test Dates:
  • April 18th, 2020
  • July 11th, 2020
  • October 17th, 2020

Lateral Test Dates:

  • January 21st-23rd, 2020
  • May 15th - 17th, 2020
  • September 11th - 13th, 2020

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

Open Civilian Jobs

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View current opportunities for civilian jobs at SPD

Hiring Incentive

  • Lateral Bonus - $15,000
  • Entry-level Bonus $7,500
  • ½ paid with first check, ½ upon completion of 1 year probationary period
  • Three (3) year commitment or must pay back pro-rated

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.