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About the Seattle Police Department

About the Department

General facts about SPD, list of department commanders, contacting public affairs, how SPD is doing in surveys, how our professional standards section is leading police reform, and a list of all of the officers lost in the line of duty and their stories.

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About Policing

What is the job of a patrol officer like? How does the 9-1-1 Center operate? What is the jurisdiction of SPD? Learn about detective units, parking enforcement, and our specialty units such as K9, Forensics, Harbor Patrol and SWAT.

Seattle Police Jobs

Police Jobs

Interested in joining SPD? Learn more about the job, see next testing dates for Entry-Level and Lateral-Entry Officers, and everything you need to know about prepping for taking the test, upcoming workshop dates and what police work is actually like.  


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".