About the Department

Department Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Information about city population, department staffing and other metrics.

Professional Standards Bureau


The Professional Standards Bureau oversees the Training Section, the Audit, Policy & Research Section, the Force Review Unit and the Force Investigation Team.  

Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Office handles media inquiries and all official SPD news distribution and social accounts. The main line is 206-684-5520.

Service Quality Survey

Service Quality

The Service Quality Survey is conducted 2-4 times a year, and asks for feedback from callers to the 9-1-1 system who have had an officer dispatched to assist them.

Precinct and Patrol Boundaries

Precinct and Patrol Boundaries

How is Seattle patrolled? How does law enforcement jurisdiction work in the city and how are officers assigned? What are the boundaries of each precinct?

Command Staff

Command Staff

Photos and biographies of the department commanders, including the Chief of Police.

Line of Duty Deaths

Line of Duty Deaths

A list of all the officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty since the department began. Includes photos and short descriptions of the incidents.


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".