City of Seattle Office of Police Accountability Director Recruitment

The City of Seattle has adopted groundbreaking legislation to create an independent Office of Police Accountability in lieu of a function contained within the Seattle Police Department. The candidate selected to serve as the new Office of Police Accountability Director (OPA Director) will have the opportunity to make a dramatic impact on the trust, accountability, and reform of the Seattle Police Department in one of our nation’s greatest cities. OPA helps ensure the actions of Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees are constitutional and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as with City and Seattle Police Department policies. In addition, the OPA promotes respectful and effective policing by initiating, receiving, classifying, investigating, and appropriately resolving all complaints of misconduct in a timely manner. The OPA Director must have significant legal, investigative, human resources, and law enforcement oversight or prosecutorial experience. The Director shall not have been formerly employed by SPD as a sworn officer. The salary range for the is $117,700 to $194,246 including an excellent executive benefit package. All interested candidates should apply by September 22, 2017 (first review; this position is considered open until filled) to Ralph Andersen & Associates by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson at 916.630.4900. Detailed brochure available online at