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Police Officer

Seattle, Washington



City of Seattle Personnel Department
Fire/Police Examination Unit
710 2nd Avenue, 12th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-615-0762 or 206-386-1277


Salary: $47,334 - $67,045

Population: 573,000 +

Sworn Officers: approximately 1,200

Application Deadline: NA  




Now Hiring Police Officers!


The City of Seattle Personnel Department is administering examinations in November 2006 for entry-level and lateral-entry police officers.


Entry Level Candidates


The Seattle Police Department is actively seeking strong candidates for entry-level and exceptional entry police officer positions.



Qualifications and requirements

Test dates, workshop preparation dates and information

Apply for the police exam online



Lateral Candidates


Currently certified law enforcement officers that can meet all SPD requirements and pass a Police Officer Equivalency Examination, may be considered for a Lateral position. Benefits of a lateral transfer include not having to attend the basic law enforcement academy and receiving pay comparable with your years of service from Step 3 up to Step 6.



Qualifications and requirements for Laterals

Test dates and information for Laterals

Apply for the police exam online



Our Mission


The Mission of the Seattle Police Department is to Prevent Crime, Enforce the Law & Support Quality Public Safety by Delivering Respectful, Professional, & Dependable Police Services.



The Seattle Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
that Values Diversity in the Workforce


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