Contact Information:

Tukwila Police Department
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Business Calls: 206 433-1808
Anonymous Tips: 206 431-3689
Fax: 206 244-6181
Emergencies: Dial 911

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LATERAL CANDIDATES! – $5,000 hiring bonus for qualified laterals. $76,656/year starting salary

The Tukwila Police Department is an accredited, full-service law enforcement agency that provides professional law enforcement services for the residents, business owners and visitors of the city of Tukwila. We are a growing department with a multitude of opportunities for advancement.

If you have employment related questions regarding the department, please contact our Department Recruiter Officer Masters at (206)-433-1834 or by email at More information about the Department is available on our  TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts @TukwilaPD

LATERAL ENTRY – Continuous testing is conducted for Lateral Entry Police Officers.  For out of state lateral entry candidates, we cover the cost of airfare and lodging to participate in the testing process. We are currently offering a $5,000.00 signing bonus to qualified lateral candidates. Follow this link to apply. Testing for lateral entry candidates consists of a pre-screen phone interview, written exam, physical agility exam, oral board, background investigation, polygraph examination, written and oral psychological exams and a medical exam.

To be eligible as a lateral entry candidate, you must meet the following requirements;

  • Must have been employed as a commissioned officer on a full-time basis for a period of time exceeding 18 of the last 36 months at time of application and appointment.
  • Academy training that meets the requirements to participate in the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center’s (WSCJTC) Equivalency Academy as outlined here by the WSCJTC.

ENTRY LEVEL – Applicants interested in testing for Entry-Level Police Officer must test with Public Safety Testing. Public Safety Testing will conduct the written and physical agility tests and then send passing scores to the Tukwila Civil Service Examiner. The Department anticipates holding oral boards several times throughout the year as staffing needs dictate.