Employment at SPD (LGBTQ)
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is actively seeking qualified employees, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) applicants to fill both Sworn (Police Officer) and NON-SWORN (Civilian) positions on an on-going basis. The SPD will NEVER ask an applicant for either sworn or civilian positions what their sexual preference is because it is ILLEGAL for public employers to ask applicants any questions relating to their sexuality. As of today dozens of openly LGBTQ employees have served, and continue to serve in all positions within the Seattle Police Department, including patrol investigations, specialty units, supervisory and command positions. For more information about employment within the SPD and/or upcoming police officer testing dates, please refer to our website at: seattlepolicejobs.com.
If you are interested in a career with the Seattle Police Department, you can call or email the LGBTQ Liaison (Officer Jim Ritter) at 206-386-1793. You can also talk directly to one of our SPD recruiters.