About Policing

Patrol

Patrol

What is the job of a patrol officer like? What are they responsible for, what hours do they work, and how are they assigned?

Crisis Response Team

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The Crisis Response Team works to connect individuals in crisis to resources to help to address their physical and mental health needs and divert them from the criminal justice system.

Parking Enforcement

Parking Enforcement

Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) are department employees, but not police officers. They enforce parking regulations and violations across the city, cites abandoned vehicles, and provides traffic control.

K9

K9

SPD has four different types of canine dogs that they employ to solve crime.

9-1-1 Center

911 Center

The SPD 911 center handles all emergency calls within the city limits. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Traffic Enforcement

Traffic Enforcement

The traffic section is made up of different units that handle everything from traffic control to dignitary protection.

SWAT

SWAT

The Special Weapons and Tactics Team is extremely specialized and provides 24/7 response to critical situations.

Harbor Patrol

Harbor Patrol

This program manages the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts throughout Seattle.