Women in Policing
The Seattle Police Department offers outstanding career opportunities for women and we strive to hire, retain and cultivate women in our organization.
- Women serve in all ranks in our department, including the top leadership positions of Chief of Police, Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief.
- Women are historically under represented in law enforcement; currently women sworn police officers make up only about 15% of our department. We are committed to improving this percentage.
We invite you to find out why law enforcement can be a fulfilling and rewarding profession:
- We offer outstanding training, advanced technology and the highest levels of safety and protective equipment.
- We offer exceptional salary, benefits and retirement. You can make $90K after five years.
- Law enforcement is truly a career. After five years in patrol, you can move around the department into a wide variety of detective and specialty units until you retire. It never gets boring!
- There are no specific height/weight requirements or age limitations (although you must be 20.5 years of age to join) You just need the ability to do the job. Many people join as a second or third career.
- While officers work specific watches, many detectives have regular 9-5 hours. Once you have been on patrol at least three years, we also offer temporary part-time schedules (up to one year) to accommodate caretaking needs.