Spokane Police officers are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism to serve citizens and help make Spokane the safest city of its size. The Spokane Police department has nearly 310 officers patrolling the City of Spokane's 76 square miles. SPD is always looking for the best and brightest who are willing to answer the call to serve to join this amazing team.

The mission of the Spokane Police Department is to demonstrate excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community we serve to:

  • Prevent and reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors.
  • Enforce laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people.
  • Provide high quality police services to all of our residents and visitors through integrity, compassion, and a commitment to innovation.
  • Create a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of employees.

Integral to our commitment to community policing, we strive to build collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the community we serve in order to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

Department Demographics

As of November 23, 2021, the personnel data of the Spokane Police Department is:

Commissioned Officers: 344


  • 316 males
  • 28 females


  • 302 White
  • 18 Hispanic/Latino
  • 8 Other/Not Indicated
  • 6 Black/African-American
  • 5 Native American/American Indian
  • 4 Multi-Ethnic
  • 1 Asian/Pacific Islander

Non-Commissioned Employees: 89 Full-time employees (excludes 15 temp-seasonal)


  • 28 males
  • 61 females


  • 78 White
  • 3 Hispanic/Latino
  • 4 Other/Not Indicated
  • 2 Multi-Ethnic
  • 1 Native American/American Indian
  • 1 Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 0 Black/African-American

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact: