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Wenatchee Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Wenatchee Police Department
    140 S. Mission St
    Wenatchee, Washington 98801
    Phone: (509) 888-4200
    Department Website

Agency Added: 05/24/2013 | Last updated: 01/30/2019

Community Information

Situated along the Columbia River at the foot of the Cascade Mountains in the center of Washington State, the Wenatchee Valley is home to approximately 60,000 people. Cultural diversity is an important component of the community. The economy is heavily influenced by agriculture, industry, and tourism. With four distinct seasons, the area is an ideal recreational destination.

Department Information

41 commissioned officers and 10 professional personnel make up this progressive agency where employees are encouraged to develop community partnerships and use problem solving skills in their everyday work. The agency is housed in a modern police facility built in 2004 complete with a workout room. Career opportunities include assignment in Patrol, Detectives, Proact Team, Drug Task Force, Inter-agency SWAT team, and Traffic Officer.

Area Information

  • County: Chelan
  • Population: 33,000

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 at time of hire.   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Yes   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Will Disqualify. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will Disqualify. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Vision cannot be over 20/100 before correction and must be corrected to 20/20 in both eyes. X  
College Requirement Yes, AA/AS degree from accredited college.    
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete after hire.    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
PotentialWe will carefully review the applicant's driving record.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticAny use by injection of amphetamines/methamphetamines.
AutomaticUse of marijuana or hashish over 15 times.
AutomaticUse of marijuana or hashish within one year of testing.
PotentialUse of marijuana or hashish within three years of testing will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
PotentialA criminal record beyond what is stated above may disqualify the applicant. The applicant's criminal history will be carefully reviewed.
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.
PotentialCurrent 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 three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Now accepting ongoing applications for lateral entry police officers. Full announcement on the City of Wenatchee website.  Submit completed application to Civil Service Examiner, PO Box 519, Wenatchee, WA, 98801. Anticipated openings in 2018.

Salary Information

The 2018 Pay Schedule:
$6835.72 per month for Officer First Class
$60.00 per month Shift Differential
$55.00 per month Cleaning/Footwear allowance

For 2019:
$7109.15 per month for Officer First Class
$60.00 per month Shift Differential
$55.00 per month Cleaning/Footwear allowance
The 88 hour possible holiday cash.

Benefit Information

Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage (LEOFF Trust and Delta Dental). 2% Deferred Comp match, LEOFF 2 Retirement, Longevity Pay, Shift Differential, Clothing/Cleaning Allowance, and excellent vacation, sick and holiday leave.