About the Seattle Police Department
The Department was established in 1886
and has evolved into one of the most well respected police agencies in the nation. In 2003, we became one of only a handful
of agencies our size to be nationally accredited. The department employs approximately 1,200 sworn law enforcement officers
and 700 civilian employees, all of whom continually provide quality service to Seattle's residents and visitors. Seattle remains
one of the safest cities in the country.