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With Bellevue PD, you’ll be supported at every level along the way. Leadership sets high expectations for themselves and their officers. Bellevue PD is just the start to your journey. The great outdoors, a lively downtown and everything in between. Bellevue is a great place to work and play. At Bellevue PD, we promote balance in life and work. Whether you’re seeking adventure, peace of mind, escape, or a safe environment to raise a family, Bellevue is picture-perfect in the heart of the Pacific Northwest offering endless lifestyle opportunities. Contact a Bellevue PD Recruiter and begin your quest for adventure and security and be well on your way from good to great! Text "JoinBPD" to 425-657-5276 to talk to a recruiter.
One of the best places to be a police officer
One of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Washington, Bellevue is one of the best places to work as a police officer. The department has a tradition of success, as Bellevue enjoys an exceptionally low crime rate and is one of the safest cities in the Northwest. For a department its size, Bellevue's force offers the opportunity to serve in many specialized positions.
The Bellevue Police Department serves a population of approximately 150,000 in a roughly 33-square mile area. The city is bordered by Kirkland and Redmond to the north, Renton and Newcastle to the south, Issaquah to the east, and Clyde Hill, Medina and Mercer Island to the west.
Currently, the department has over 186 commissioned personnel, along with 47 non-commission personnel. Commissioned ranks are, in ascending order: officer, corporal, sergeant, captain, major, assistant chief and chief. The Police Chief is appointed by the city manager.
After two to three years of service, officers may be eligible to apply for specialties, depending on the position. Service time at other departments may be considered after the probationary period is passed.
Take-home vehicle program for all commissioned personnel.
Full-time specialty sections for commissioned personnel within the department include:
- Accident investigations
- Motorcycle traffic enforcement
- Community Crisis Assistance Team (CCAT)
- Community station officer
- Detective - violent crimes, property crimes, fraud
- K-9 unit
Collateral Duties/Specialties (part-time)
- Field training officer
- Crowd control
- Hostage negotiator
- Drone operator
- Honor guard
- Bomb technician
- Defensive tactics instructor
- Firearms instructor
- Evidence technician
- Emergency vehicle driving instructor
The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.