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The Seattle Police Department is a national leader in bias-free policing and de-escalation, has more specialty and advancement opportunities than any department in the state, and plays an essential role in keeping our community safe. For anyone who wants an exciting career in a world-class city surrounded by mountains, water, a thriving metropolis, and great schools this is the place for you!   

About our department

The Seattle Police Department is a large metropolitan public safety agency in Washington state. We receive over 800,000 911 calls annually in a city of 84 square miles.  

Our patrol division is divided into five neighborhood precincts- North, South, East, West, and Southwest. 

Our Harbor Unit patrols 59 square miles of waterways. 

We have more specialty units than any other department in the state. Some of our follow-up units include traffic, harbor, mounted patrol, major crimes, crisis response, SWAT, arson and bombs, K9, collaborative (community) policing, forensics, training, and community response group. 

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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".