About the Police Department
Message from Chief Steve Mylett
Welcome to the Bellevue Police Department, an internationally accredited law enforcement agency committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education and support services possible. Our residents enjoy a low crime rate and an outstanding quality of life. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of nearly 130,000 served by 178 police officers and 42 civilian staff.
To maintain this quality of life, the Bellevue Police Department’s highly trained officers and professional staff use a combination of reactive and proactive response methods to effectively and quickly respond to calls for service. To help reach our goal of a safe community, we partner with our caring community to identify problems early on and look for the best solution.
Our Mission -
To provide a safe place to live, work, and visit through quality law enforcement practices delivered by dedicated professionals. We focus our efforts and resources to Reduce Crime, Reduce the Fear of Crime, and Enhance the Quality of Life for all who call Bellevue home.
- Respect: We begin by treating others as we would like to be treated. We are fair and considerate in what we do.
- Integrity: We are honest, ethical and steadfast. We strive to do the right thing and lead by example.
- Accountability: On all levels we take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
- Service: We are active and committed to providing exceptional service to our communities through teamwork, innovation and education.
Vision Statement: Safety, Working Smarter, Relations
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Bellevue Police Department Administration:
||Steve Mylett, Chief of Police
Patrick Arpin, Deputy Chief, Operations
Carl Kleinknecht, Major, Patrol Operations
||Jerry Litzau, Major, Administrative Services
||Patrick Spak, Major, Investigations
Seth Tyler, Public Information Officer
In addition to communications, Seth is
LGBTQ liaison for the department.