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Port of Seattle Police Department

The Port of Seattle Police Department provides the primary law enforcement service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the port's seaport properties. The Department was created in 1972 and currently consists of 108 commissioned police officers and 33 non-commissioned personnel. The port police are the primary first responders for all reported crimes and incidents within its jurisdiction.

Administrative bureau

The primary mission of the Administrative Bureau is to provide support to the Patrol Bureau. The Administrative Bureau consists of the Criminal Investigations Division, Fleet & Supply and the Professional Development and Standards Division. 

Patrol bureau

The Patrol Bureau is the most visible representation of the Department while patrolling our jurisdictions within and around the airport and seaport. Uniformed members serve our community in many ways to include responding to 911 calls, assisting the public, providing proactive patrol, and facilitating the safe and expeditious movement of traffic. Officers may be called to take a report of a crime from a travelling member of the public, intervene in a physical confrontation, or respond to a security breach within the airport. 

POSPD After Action Report

The Port of Seattle Police have completed an after action report on the January 28-29 demonstration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Click here to view the full report and attached videos.

Mission: one team - one mission - total success

badge.jpgThe men and women of the Port of Seattle Police Department are committed to providing professional law enforcement services, protecting the rights of individuals, preventing crime, and building community partnerships.
Officers routinely interact with a diverse population and a large number of different local and federal agencies. As more than 42 million passengers travel through Sea-Tac Airport every year, every officer is expected to be a public relations person as well as a law enforcement officer. Port of Seattle Police patrol more than 30 miles of waterfront property, piers, marinas and cargo and cruise ship terminals.

The Department also has civilian staff members who are essential to the safe and efficient operation of the organization. Non-commissioned personnel include 9-1-1 communications specialists who receive and coordinate all calls for service for both the Port of Seattle Fire and Police Departments and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Police. Police Specialists can be found in the Records section, in budgeting and payroll or in other administrative support roles.