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Redmond Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Redmond Police Department
    8701 160th Ave NE
    Redmond, Washington 98052
    Phone: 425.556.2530
    Department Website

Agency Added: 06/12/2012 | Last updated: 01/26/2019

Community Information

The City of Redmond, situated on Lake Sammamish, is a progressive suburban community located just to the east of Lake Washington, within minutes of Seattle. With approximately 57,000 residents and the home of many large corporations, which causes our daytime population to be in excess of 110,000. The City of Redmond currently encompasses approximately 17 square miles and has a balance of residential, commercial and park areas.

The City prides itself for its high quality of life with good schools and healthy economic base. While maintaining a focus on quality living, the City of Redmond has also experienced consistent, exciting growth of both residential area and business entities. Technology is central to the business population as well as both local and chain businesses. Dubbed “The Bicycle Capitol of the Northwest”, Redmond is home to the Velodrome and Redmond Bike Derby, the nation’s oldest bicycle road race. Recreational opportunities are abundant with various outdoor activities, such as skiing, biking, hiking and water sports, all within an hour drive.

Department Information

The Redmond Police Department is a nationally accredited police agency with 87 sworn personnel and 44 support staff. Our mission statement is "To provide law enforcement services to our community that reflect our core values of Respect, Professionalism, Dedication and Leadership.". This philosophy is an integral part of our employee's work ethic. Our Patrol, Traffic and Investigations Division work a 4/10 schedule. The Patrol Division alternates the work schedule every 6-7 weeks, providing a generous number of weekends off. We offer many specialty assignment positions including SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Recruitment/Hiring, Crime Prevention, Public Information Coordinator, Traffic, K-9, Family Violence, Investigations, Eastside Narcotics Task Force and School Resource Officer. Additionally we have officers certified as instructors in the following areas: Defensive Tactics, EVOC, Less Lethal, OC, Taser, Firearms, Ethics, K-9 and Field Training Officer. Officers are provided annual in-service training as well as external training. Officers are encouraged to apply themselves to specialty assignments and move throughout the department to become a rounded employee.

Area Information

  • County: King
  • Population Size: 55,150

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
College Requirement Yes, Minimum 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours from an accredited College or University. X  
Veterans Preference Points Applicants requesting Veteran's Preference will be required to present a DD-214 at the time of interview.    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticReceived more than two moving traffic violations within the preceding 3 years; or reckless driving violation within the preceding 5 years; or driving while license suspended within the preceding 5 years; or driving while intoxicated within the preceding five years.
AutomaticBeen involved in more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding 3 years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "nolo contendere."
PotentialExcessive traffic violations.
Drug Usage
AutomaticSold narcotics or dangerous drugs.
PotentialAll illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis.
AutomaticHad a pattern of abusing prescription medication.
PotentialAlcohol or substance misuse and/or abuse
Criminal Activity
AutomaticBeen convicted of a felony (or pled nolo contendere to a felony charge) or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Washington State, or has been incarcerated for any crime.
AutomaticBeen previously employed as a law enforcement agent and since has committed or violated federal, state or city laws pertaining to criminal activity.
AutomaticCommitted any serious violation of Federal, State, City or County laws.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
PotentialCommission of a felony.
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.
PotentialA demonstrated unwillingness to honor fiscal contracts or just debts.
PotentialAny other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
PotentialAn inability to perform the essential functions of a Police Officer.

Current Hiring Status

Current Number of Vacancies: 5


Once you have your PST scores, you must apply via www.redmond.gov/jobs for the Entry Police Officer position.


This is a continuous recruitment and the City and PST applications will be screened as openings occur.  We are currently accepting names to add to our employment eligibility list. We intend to maintain an active eligibility list for this position.


***LATERAL / EXPERIENCED POLICE OFFICERS*** Please apply at http://www.redmond.gov/jobs     

Salary Information

For salary information please go to 2019 Entry Police Compensation Overview sheet on Redmond Police's Join Our Team page: http://www.redmond.gov/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=247976

Benefit Information

The City of Redmond offers two different medical plans to choose from. They offer an alternative to social security with the Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT), which is a 401K plan, with funds contributed by the employee and the City of Redmond. Employees become fully vested in the MEBT plan after 5 years of employment. 

The City of Redmond provides a generous benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; retirement; and life insurance.