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Looking for a gig in law enforcement? Seattle Police are hiring

Time is starting to run out for anyone interested in applying for a job with the Seattle Police Department.

The hiring phase coincides with the announcement of Mayor Mike McGinn's "SPD 20/20" plan - a list of 20 police reforms the city plans to implement over the next 20 months. According to the Mayor's office, "These reforms go far beyond a response to the Department of Justice report. They will also increase the safety of our communities while improving the effectiveness of the police department at preventing and controlling crime."

Here are the details for applying to SPD, pre-officer exam workshops and exam dates.

Online Application Filing Period: April 2–27, 2012 at

Entry Level Police Officer Exam: June 23-24, 2012.

We have free pre-test workshops available to help you prepare for the June 23-24 Entry Level Police Officer Exam. You must pre-register with the Recruiting Unit in order to attend.

Please e-mail Officer Andre Sinn at to register, or if you have questions or need additional information. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the location, directions, and more information about the workshop. If you are serious about becoming a Seattle Police Officer, we strongly recommend you attend one of these workshops, which will provide an in depth overview of the testing and hiring process from start to finish.

Free Pre-test Workshops in downtown Seattle:
Wednesday, April 25th – 6:00pm – 8:30
Saturday, April 8th – 10:00am – 12:30
Saturday, May 19th – 10:00am – 12:30
Wednesday, May 23rd – 6:00pm – 8:30

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