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Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Apply Now Entry Level Officers
Next test October 20th, 2018
Application closes October 5th at 4pm PST
Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is February 8th-10th, 2019
Application Opens October 1st

Upcoming Lateral Out-of-State Tests

Apply Now Indianapolis Test - Lateral Officers Option 1 
November 5th - 7th 2018
(Laterals need 2+ Years Law Enforcement Experience) 
Apply Now Indianapolis Test - Lateral Officers Option 2
November 8th - 10th 2018
(Laterals need 2+ Years Law Enforcement Experience) 

Applications will open soon for the following Lateral Exams: 

March 23rd - 26th 2019
March 28th - 31st 2019

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

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


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.