Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the Bellevue Police Department, we believe diversity at all levels best serves our department and our community. For that reason, we have built and are dedicated to reinforcing a culture of inclusiveness -embracing differing points of view, life experiences, and approaches to work. Inclusion is essential to building a workplace where our people love what they do and strive daily to fulfill our mission of service and public safety.

Our individual experiences and backgrounds merge to create the unique Bellevue Police Department perspective. The creativity, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent of our team members shape not only our culture, but the outstanding caliber of work we deliver to our community on a daily basis. Our expertise and strategic thinking grow with each team member and help us better connect and serve our community at the highest level.

We embrace and value the different experiences our people bring to our culture – including age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more. These characteristics and experiences make the Bellevue Police Department unique.

We recognize that a culture that values diversity and inclusion is ever evolving. That’s why we continue to grow our network of programs and tools designed to help our team members grow and manage their careers. Our policies are built on both a top-down and grassroots approach to diversity and inclusion. They encourage:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all team members.
  • Teamwork, engagement, and participation, permitting the representation of all groups and perspectives.
  • Hands on service opportunities with the work we do – within our community to promote inclusion and understanding with respect for diversity.

The Bellevue Police Department does not tolerate discrimination and enforces policies which ensure all team members are respected and feel comfortable in our shared work environment