Police Jobs

Upcoming Police Testing Dates in Seattle

Entry-Level Officers
Next exam is April 18th.
Application opens the week of January 20th.
Apply Now Lateral Officers (2+ Years LE Experience)
Next test is February 21st-23rd, 2020
Application closes February 7th at 4pm PST

Future Test Dates in Seattle:

Entry-Level Test Dates:
  • April 18th, 2020
  • July 11th, 2020
  • October 17th, 2020

Lateral Test Dates:

  • May 15th - 17th, 2020
  • September 11th - 13th, 2020
  • November 13th-15th, 2020

The on-line application to apply will open one week after the current exam date has passed.

Out of State Testing Process:

Entry-Level Out of State

Lateral Entry Out of State

Open Civilian Jobs

Apply Now
View current opportunities for civilian jobs at SPD

Hiring Incentive

  • Lateral Bonus - $15,000
  • Entry-level Bonus $7,500
  • ½ paid with first check, ½ upon completion of 1 year probationary period
  • Three (3) year commitment or must pay back pro-rated

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.