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About the Police Department

Message from Chief Jim Montgomery

Welcome to the Bellevue Police Department. BPD is 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.

Mission Statement: To provide a safe place to live, work and visit through quality law enforcement. We are committed to serving the public with respect, accountability and integrity.

Guiding Principles:

  • 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

You can view our 2014 organization chart, and our 2013 annual report. You may also view our historical annual reports.

Bellevue Police Department Administration:

Jim Montgomery, Chief of Police

Phone: 425.452.2031
Email: jmontgomery@bellevuewa.gov

Jim JoliffeJim Jolliffe, Deputy Chief, Operations

Phone: 425.452.4443
Email: jjolliffe@bellevuewa.gov

Michael D. Johnson, Deputy Chief, Support Services

Phone: 425.452.4288
Email: mdjohnson@bellevuewa.gov

Pat ArpinPatrick Arpin, Major, Patrol Operations

Phone: 425.452.4333
Email: parpin@bellevuewa.gov

Jerry Litzau, Major, Administrative Services

Phone: 425.452.4233
Email:  jlitzau@bellevuewa.gov

Patrick Spak, Major, Investigations

Phone: 425.452.4213
Email: pspak@bellevuewa.gov


Seth Tyler, Public Information Officer

Phone: 425.452.4129
Email: styler@bellevuewa.gov

Police Home

Contact Information

450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov

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