About the Police Department
Message from Chief Linda Pillo
Welcome to the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) webpage. BPD is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education and support services possible. Our residents enjoy a low crime rate and an outstanding quality of life. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of nearly 130,000 served by 178 police officers and 41 civilian staff.
To maintain this quality of life, the Bellevue Police Department’s highly trained officers and professional staff use a combination of reactive and proactive response methods to effectively and quickly respond to calls for service. To help reach our goal of a safe community, we partner with our caring community to identify problems early on and look for the best solution.
Mission Statement: We support the mission of city government by consistently contributing to our community's reputation as a safe and vibrant place to live, work and visit. We accomplish this by providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education and support services possible. We are responsive to the public interest, transparent and inclusive in our operation, innovative in our ability to adapt to change, and conscientious in expending public funds.
Vision Statement: Safety, Working Smarter, Relations
- Respect: We begin by treating others as we would like to be treated. We are fair and considerate in what we do.
- Integrity: We are honest, ethical and steadfast. We strive to do the right thing and lead by example.
- Accountability: On all levels we take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
- Service: We are active and committed to providing exceptional service to our communities through teamwork, innovation and education.
You can view our 2012 organization chart, and our 2011 annual report - PDF . You may also view our historical annual reports.
Bellevue Police Department Administration:
Linda Pillo, Chief of Police
Jim Jolliffe, Deputy Chief, Operations
Pat Arpin, Major, Administrative Services
Jerry Litzau, Major, Patrol Operations
Michael D. Johnson, Major, Investigations
Carla Iafrate, Public Information Officer