Why IPD?

Joining the Issaquah Police Department offers a unique blend of professional fulfillment and community impact. The Department is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment, which is coupled with cutting-edge training and opportunities for career advancement. Chief Paula Schwan leads the department, and prioritizes officer comradery, community policing and safety.


The close-knit community in Issaquah provides a meaningful backdrop, allowing officers to build genuine connections while making a tangible difference in people's lives. The emphasis on integrity, teamwork, and continuous improvement makes it a compelling choice for those dedicated to upholding the highest standard in law enforcement. 

Comprehensive Benefits

The City of Issaquah is committed to enhancing the overall quality of life for its employees through a comprehensive benefits package.  Employees enjoy access to competitive medical, dental and vision plans, including HSA and FSA options with zero or low premium rates.  The City also prioritizes financial security with a robust retirement program including, retirement plans from DRS and an optional 457 plan with employer match.

Holistic Approach

Beyond these essentials, additional benefits include professional development opportunities and a supportive work culture that make the City of Issaquah an excellent workplace.  This holistic approach reflects the City’s dedication to not only attracting top talent, but also nurturing the success and satisfaction of its diverse workforce.

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