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Countless opportunies. One beautiful city. 

With more specialty and advancement opportunities than any department in the state, there's a role at the Seattle Police Department that is bound to interest you. All in a city surrounded by mountains, water, great schools, and a focus on building community. 

About our department

The Seattle Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Washington state and a key part of the city's public safety system both as first responders and as partners with other departments and agencies. 

Our patrol division is divided into five neighborhoods precincts: North, South, East, West, and Southwest. Specialty units include traffic, harbor patrol, mounted patrol, major crimes, crisis response, SWAT, arson and bombs, K9, collaborative community policing, forensics, training, and community response. 

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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".