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The BPD Honor-Guard stands proudly with their community.

Every day you’ll be challenged. You’ll be confronted with complex and rewarding situations. As a respected and highly visible leader in our community, you’ll be assisting people from a variety of cultures in one of the most livable places in Washington state: the City of Bellevue.

Right now, we’re actively looking for people to fill a wide range of positions. But more importantly, we’re looking for people like you – someone who is ready to unlock their potential. Join a team of dedicated law enforcement professionals protecting the City of Bellevue.

Apply today.


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Experience what it’s really like to serve as an officer in the Bellevue Police Department.

Meet the men and women who chose Bellevue as the perfect place to live, work and raise a family. Along the way, you’ll get to appreciate our greenbelts and parks, the scenic skyline vaulting from the shores of Lake Washington and our comfortable quality of life.

Check out our story.


Fast Facts

Why you're going to love working with us.

Excellent Pay

Including incentives, pay and overtime,
most of our officers make over $100,000 a year.

Low Crime Rate

Bellevue enjoys an exceptionally low crime rate.

Community Support

We are proud to have a 98% approval rating from the citizens of Bellevue.

Service Area

Covering over 30-square miles, the Bellevue Police Department serves 141,000 people.


Special Opportunities

We have over 180 commissioned officers and over 40 non-commissioned employees. So there are a lot of opportunities for you. And a lot of specialty positions available, if you qualify.

Full-Time Specialty Positions

  • Collision investigator
  • Motorcycle traffic enforcement
  • School resource officer
  • Community station officer
  • Detective
  • Crime analysis
  • K-9 handler
  • Bicycle unit
  • Background investigator

Auxiliary Assignments

  • Field training officer
  • Crowd control
  • Hostage negotiator
  • Honor guard
  • Bomb technician
  • SWAT
  • Defensive tactics instructor
  • Firearms instructor
  • Evidence technician
  • Crime scene investigation
The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.