220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200


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Kent Police Recruiting

About the City of Kent

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington State with a population of over 120,000 residents and covers a geographic area of 34 square miles. Named one of the "Best Places to Live" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems making it a fantastic community to live and raise a family. Located in the heart of the Green River Valley, Kent's breathtaking setting features views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Only seven miles from SeaTac International Airport, Kent is conveniently located 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma, with quick access to Interstate 5, State Route 167 and other major highways. 

About the Kent Police Department

The Kent Police Department is accredited by the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC).  WASPC accreditation provides a strong basis for effective law enforcement and safety education policies and procedures.  The department staffing consists of 144 sworn officers and 49 full-time and 2 part-time civilian personnel.


We average about 90,000 dispatched calls and average about 17,000 case reports per year.


There are numerous specialty units and opportunities for promotion/advancement within the agency. 

Mission statement

The Kent Police Department partners with our community to: 

  • Aggressively fight crime
  • Impartially protect rights
  • Identify and solve problems 


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