City of Seattle, Washington
Chief of Police

A national search is underway to identify highly qualified candidates to lead the Seattle Police Department. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead one of the nation’s most progressive police departments as the City embarks on a new era of constitutional and effective policing, reform, and civilian oversight. With the accountability structures defined and in place, the department emerges from a “Consent Decree” and moves to a period of sustainment and continuous improvement

Seattle seeks a reform-minded Chief of Police who will build on the hard work that has already taken place and lead the Department through the two-year sustainment period and beyond. The new Chief of Police will assume responsibility for a department with more than 2,100 employees and a $333 million budget Reporting to and advising the Mayor, the Chief of Police will be accountable for performance outcomes determined through the community process that is being conducted concurrently with this search. The position requires certification, or the ability to obtain certification, as a police officer in the State of Washington The salary for this at-will position is up to $270,000 and is augmented by an excellent benefits package.

The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.