Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant commands the Special Operations Bureau of the Seattle Police Department.
Perry Tarrant has 34 years of law enforcement experience with the Tucson Police Department. He started his career working patrol, and also held assignments in canine, SWAT, bomb squad, aviation, and internal affairs. In 2014, Tarrant was appointed to coordinate the City of Yakima’s Gang Free Initiative’s prevention and intervention programs and to act as the city’s Emergency Preparedness Director.
Tarrant has a Master’s from Northern Arizona University (NAU), a Certificate of Graduate Study in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona. He holds additional certificates from the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, NOBLE Law Enforcement CEO, and is a FEMA certified Incident Commander/Instructor. Tarrant also serves as the President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).