Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Entry-Level Officers
Next test October 19th
Application opens July 17th, 2019
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:
  • January 11th, 2020
  • April 18th, 2020
  • July 11th, 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

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

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.