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Captain Steve Strand

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Captain Steve Strand is a lifelong Seattle resident where he currently lives with his wife and three kids. He began his career with the Seattle Police Department in 1991. His police experience began as a Military Police in the Army where he recently retired from the National Guard as a Command Sergeant Major after 35 years. 

He has held various positions within the Department, working Patrol Operations at the South and North Precincts in Community Police Team, Bikes, and Anti-Crime Team. He has worked on complex investigations, and undercover assignments with Vice, Internet Crimes Against Children, and Criminal Intelligence Section. As a Sergeant and Lieutenant, he spent his time between the South and Southwest Precincts. 

Promoted to Captain in 2020, Strand served in the Seattle Police Operations Center before taking command of the West Precinct in 2021. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Washington and graduated from both SPD's Command Leadership Program and the Senior Management Institute for Police. He also serves as the SPD liaison to the Native American Police Advisory Council, building positive relationships with the community.



Neighborhoods Served

Downtown Business District, Waterfront, Chinatown/International District, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Queen Anne, West Edge, SoDo, Westlake, Eastlake, Seattle Center, Denny Triangle, Magnolia, South Lake Union. Learn more about the Micro Community Policing Plan for your neighborhood.


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".