Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates

Apply NowEntry Level Officers
Next test October 14th, 2017
Application closes September 29th, 2017 at 4:00 pm PST
Apply Now Lateral Entry Officers
Next test is November 3rd – 5th, 2017
Application closes October 20th, 2017 at 4:00 pm PST

Future Test Dates

Entry Level Test Dates:
  • January 20th, 2018
  • April 14th, 2018
  • July 14th, 2018
  • October 20th, 2018

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

Lateral Entry Test Dates:
  • February 23rd-25th, 2018
  • May 18th-20th, 2018
  • September 14th-16th, 2018
  • November 16th-18th, 2018

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.