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Police Applicant Classifications

We are currently accepting two types of applicants for Police Officer


 ENTRY LEVEL

Beginning salary $5,248/month as of 1/1/17

Requires high school graduation or the equivalent.  College level course work in law enforcement or related field and bilingual capability are highly desirable.  Prior to employment requires U.S. citizenship; attainment of the age of 21 years; a valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record; attainment of department standards of physical fitness; submission to thorough employment reference and background investigation; submission to psychological and general medical evaluation; submission to FBI record check and polygraph examination.  Felony conviction disqualifies.


 LATERAL

Experienced Officers will be hired at a wage commensurate to their experience level.  Must have passed probation.

Requires high school graduation, successful completion of a basic police academy, minimum of one year of continuous law enforcement employment at a municipal, county or state law enforcement agency as a police officer performing the essential duties on patrol, and no more than 18 months break in service.  College level course work in law enforcement or related field, bilingual capability and specialized law enforcement training are highly desirable.  Prior to employment must have U.S. Citizenship; attainment of the age of 21 years; a valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record, certificate of successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Police Officer Academy or an equivalent basic law enforcement academy certificate; submission to thorough employment reference and background investigation; submission to psychological and general medical evaluation; submission to FBI record check and polygraph examination.  Felony conviction disqualifies.