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Interim Chief J. Schuldt
Renton Police Department
Renton, WA 98057

Important Message from Interim Police Chief Jon Schuldt

Photo of Chief Schuldt in front of a patrol carOn behalf of the men and women of the Renton Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization.

I am honored to have the privilege of serving our community and as the Interim Police Chief, I invite you to familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our Department. We hope to provide useful and interesting information about our Department and the services we provide.

The dedicated professionals of the Renton Police Department serve a population of over 105,000 people. They are committed to maintaining peace and safety throughout our unique and diverse community. The employees in our Department genuinely care about our public and providing excellent customer service. Our personnel responds to the community's public safety needs with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens, businesses, and visitors.

Public safety is a duty and responsibility of every citizen interested in community welfare. We are happy to partner with those willing to prevent and reduce crime.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help grow with our citizens into a brighter future. Community challenges are often best addressed by working in partnership with our residents. Renton Police will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence. Our priorities are focused on the fair and equal treatment of every human being, implicit bias training for all our personnel, and an emphasis on de-escalation and continuing to reduce the number of incidents in which officers use force.

I believe our agency is second-to-none when it comes to capable, professional, and dedicated people who are significantly invested in the safety of the community. Do you have what it takes to join our team? We have ongoing recruiting and hiring opportunities for both sworn and non-sworn positions within our Department. Renton Police Department provides:

  • an exceptional learning environment

  • a stable and rewarding career

  • the chance to really make a difference in the lives of others

If this type of career sounds like a good fit for you, please review the job description and apply.

I hope your visit to our website will be informative and that it answers any questions you may have.

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