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Captain Scott Moss

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Captain Scott Moss joined the Seattle Police Department in 1994. He began his career in the East Precinct, where the Captain served as patrol officer and a member of the Community Police Team. He left the East Precinct to work in the Chief’s office where he served as a Media Relations Officer.  As an acting Sergeant, Captain Moss also worked in the department’s Seattle Team for Youth and the Office of Professional Accountability.  

Captain Moss was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the West Precinct, where he worked as a supervisor on both 3rd and 2nd Watch.  During his assignment on 2nd Watch, the Captain received the Medal of Honor for his involvement in a significant incident in which a Metro Bus driver was shot.  Also, while working 2nd Watch, Moss was asked to lead the Neighborhood Response Team, which was established to address quality of life issues in the downtown core.  This unit was so very well received by the community that all members received the Chief’s Award for their efforts.    

After being promoted to Lieutenant, Moss continued to work at the West Precinct, where he served as the Bike Commander and the Operations Lieutenant.  In each of these assignments, Captain Moss served as Operations Section Chief, Battalion Commander, and Incident Commander in multiple major events such as parades, marches, demonstrations, and various other significant events.  He was then assigned to the Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit where he served as the commander.  Moss was later asked to step in and serve as the A/Captain for the Special Victims Unit.      

 Upon being promoted to Captain, he was assigned to the South Precinct where he is currently serving as the Precinct Commander.  

During Captain Moss’s career he has received several awards to include SPOG Officer of the Year, Officer of the Month, Chief’s Award, Excellence Award, and the Medal of Honor.  Captain Moss attended Olympic College where he played basketball.  He has attended and completed the Seattle Police Command Leadership Program, West Point Leadership Program, and the Executive Police Leadership Program at the University of Washington’s Foster’s School of Business.  


Captain Moss is a longtime supporter and participant of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, and youth basketball coach.


Neighborhoods Served

Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Columbia City Hillman City, Genesee, Georgetown, Rainier Vista, Lockmore, New Holly, Othello Park, Othello Station, Brighton, Dunlap, Rainier Beach, Upper Rainier Beach, Rainier View, Seward Park, SODO, Pritchard Beach


Adrian Diaz, Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".