City Council approves hiring incentives for police

Aug 26, 2022
Written by WR Communications

[Photo credit: Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times]


By a 6-3 vote, the Seattle City Council approved Mayor Bruce Harrell’s hiring incentives plan for the Seattle Police Department. Mayor Harrell has set a goal of hiring 500 additional officers over the next five years. SPD currently has about 950 officers, a drop of 450 from three years ago. Under this plan, hiring bonuses will range from $7,500 for new recruits to $30,000 for trained officers.


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