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Elma Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Elma Police Department
    124 North 3rd Street
    P.O. Box 3011
    Elma, Washington 98541
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/05/2019 | Last updated: 03/06/2019

Community Information

Elma has also been called the "Gateway to the Olympic Mountains & Pacific Beaches" which affords lots of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and hunting. Elma is located in Grays Harbor County about 30 miles west of Olympia and about 30 miles east of the coast. Elma is a growing rural city with a close knit atmosphere which provides affordable housing. Close enough to the 1-5 Corridor to commute and far enough away to provide a rural family environment. The Elma Schools have experienced teachers, small class sizes, and many advanced educational opportunities for children.

Department Information

The Department is a proactive, community oriented, full service agency. We have assigned patrol vehicles and take home car program. We provide continuous advanced training opportunities and educational incentives. Patrol Officers work 8 and 10 hour shifts. Elma Police Officers have opportunities to conduct thorough investigations and participate in active criminal interdiction through traffic enforcement activities.

Area Information

  • County: Grays Harbor
  • Population: 3,351

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions of any kind as an adult. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not as a rule, but will consider on a case by case basis.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF standards. X  
College Requirement No    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 3 years
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 2 years
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticIllegal opiate use
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past years. No more than 0 uses total
AutomaticIllegal use of 2 or more different controlled substances
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support
AutomaticCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. Once certified, the list will be in effect for one year and may be extended for one additional year.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1 vacancy at this time to be filled by lateral/entry

Salary Information

$4,713 to $5,497

Benefit Information

Full Medical Insurance for employee. Family coverage 90% paid, 10% paid by employee. Vision and Dental insurance.