The Seattle Police Foundation understands the connection between healthy officers, a healthy police department, and a healthy community, making Employee Development a vital part of our mission to support the men and women of SPD. Employee Development is broad in scope, encompassing advanced training for SPD officers and administrative staff, officer wellness, and officer appreciation, along with recognition for bravery, compassion, valor, and professionalism.

SPF is proud to host the annual Seattle Police Awards Ceremony, where officers and civilian staff are honored for their commitment to public service, going above and beyond the call of duty, and exemplifying what community policing is all about. We are equally honored to fund projects meant to practically demonstrate to SPD officers that they are seen, heard, valued, and appreciated.

Training is an important part of Employee Development and SPF is thrilled to help bring groundbreaking curriculums to the men and women of SPD. Our grant program empowers officers and administrative staff, giving them the chance to target and champion the specific training programs that they feel will have the greatest collective impact on the department. 

Employee Development


Recognizing SPD employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty


Empowering officers with the tools and training needed to become certified Emergency Medical Technicians

ICAC UNIT/Washington ICAC Task Force

Protecting children and vulnerable young adults from technology-facilitated crimes


Providing resources and support to the men and women of SPD so they know they’re seen, valued, and appreciated


Providing officers with transformational curriculum to bring enhanced inclusivity and humanization to law enforcement