Seattle Police Applicant

18 Days Ago Seattle Police Department Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle Police Applicant

Seattle Police Department

Job Salary Range (in USD)
Job Category
Law Enforcement & Security
Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 98104
Posted : 2023-09-08

Entry Level: $83K + $7.5K Incentive
Experienced Officer $93K + $30K Incentive

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!

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is the largest Municipal law enforcement agency in Washington State. We are looking to hire at least 100 officers per year for the next five years. We have over 40 different specialty and detective units and they range from CSI, K-9, Harbor, Motorcycle, Homicide and the only full-time SWAT Unit in the state. We are one of the highest paid police departments in the state: $83K entry - $109K in 5 years. Great benefits, optional deferred comp, LEOFF 2 Retirement and union representation via the Seattle Police Officer's Guild.  

Ready to make a change? Start a meaningful career in an amazing city. Join the Seattle Police Department.

Salary and Benefits
The City of Seattle offers its employees' salaries and benefits that are competitive with other major West Coast cities. As part of the largest city in the Northwest, the City of Seattle offers generous leave and family coverage. Benefits begin the first day of Academy Training.



Before applying, make sure you meet the qualifications for the position. All police officer candidates must be at least 20.5 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, be generally physically fit, be U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and be able to get a Washington State Driver’s License. Go to
for the full list of qualifications including requirements for lateral and exceptional-entry candidates.

To Apply
There are seven steps for entry-level candidates applying to start their law enforcement career as a Seattle police officer, six steps for experienced officers applying as lateral candidates or exceptional-entry candidates.

Click "Apply Now" button above for more information, or to sign up to participate in an upcoming Seattle Police Applicant Workshop to learn more about policing careers, the Seattle Police Department, and tips to navigate our hiring process!

Speak with a Recruiter regarding roles with SPD: Complete this form and a recruiter will reach out to you via text!

You can also contact the Recruiting Unit by texting 'JoinSPD' to (206) 590-7827.

Job Location
Seattle, Washington, United States
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