Seattle Police Challenge Coin

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Seattle Police Challenge Coin

Seattle Police Challenge Coin

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, except for the campus of the University of Washington, for which responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department. It is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Seattle Police Department has a number of specialty units, including SWAT, bike patrol, harbor patrol, motorcycles, mounted patrols, and a variety of detective units.

Law enforcement in Seattle began with the election of John T. Jordan as town marshal in 1870. The SPD was officially organized on June 2, 1869. As of 2011, it had a staff of around 1,800. Since the establishment of the Seattle Police Department, 58 officers have died in the line of duty.


Service, Pride, Dedication


Operations Jurisdiction
Washington, US

142.5 square miles (369 km2)


Legal Jurisdiction
City of Seattle

General Nature
Local civilian police
Local civilian agency

Seattle, Washington, United States

Police Officers

Agency Executive
Carmen Best, Chief of Police


Shape: round
Color: copper
Composition: zinc alloy
Edge: reeded
Height: 40mm
Width: 40mm
Thickness: 3mm
Weight: 2oz
Bullion Value: unknown

Modified Item: no
Modified Description: Not Applicable
Country of Manufacture: United States
California Prop 65 Warning: none