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Bothell Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Bothell Police Department
    18305 101st Ave NE
    Bothell, Washington 98011
    Phone: 425-489-3437
    Department Website

Agency Added: 10/13/2011 | Last updated: 02/19/2019

Community Information

The City of Bothell has a growing population of approximately 44,000 residents and encompasses an area of over 12 square miles. The City is just 11 miles north of Seattle and is located at the northern tip of Lake Washington. Centrally located in the Puget Sound Region, Bothell is within easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and Everett. While the Puget Sound region is legendary for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and cultural enrichment, the City of Bothell prides itself for its high quality of life with excellent schools, beautiful parks, safe neighborhoods, and professional city management. The City is home to several nationally known high-tech and biomedical companies and is also host to the University of Washington/Bothell Campus as well as Cascadia Community College. The City is committed to maintaining its "home town" atmosphere, while managing its growth responsibily to ensure a high quality of life for now and well into the future.

Department Information

The City of Bothell Police Department's mission is to protect life and property through professional service and a proactive partnership with our community. The Bothell Police Department hasĀ 77 commissioned officers and 35 civilian employees. The Department is made up of four major divisions, Operations, Special Operations, Investigations and Support Services. Each division is structured with different units providing many specialty services.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 44,000
  • County: King/Snohomish

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 Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony conviction. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See Disqualifiers.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English. X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/40 X  
Other Honesty and Integrity are essential traits for a successful career in Law Enforcement. Any false statements, lack of candor, cheating, or failure to fully divulge requested information will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process.

Successfully pass a background investigation that includes a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination, and a psychological examination.

Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Public Safety Civil Service Commission standards.

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
AutomaticOne or more traffic criminal convictions in the last three years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, Negligent 1st degree, etc.)
AutomaticAs an adult, any conviction for Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run within three years prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAny two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
PotentialAs an adult, any conviction or admission(s) of Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run more than three years prior to application for employment.
PotentialAll additional driving and moving offenses will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use, sale or distribution of ANY illegal controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity (includes military police)
AutomaticAs an adult, any sale, manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal controlled substance within five years prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAs an adult, any illegal possession or use of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAs an adult, any other illegal possession or use of an illegal controlled substance other than marijuana within three years prior to application for employment.
PotentialAll other uses of illegal drugs, including use as a juvenile will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
PotentialPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAdmission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or anytime while employed as a police officer (including military police officers).
AutomaticAny conviction under a domestic violence statute as an adult.
PotentialAny unlawful sexual conduct.
PotentialAny admissions of having committed any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialPending criminal proceedings or under investigation for a crime.
PotentialJuvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticDishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
PotentialEmployment history with pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, terminations, or resignation in lieu of termination.
PotentialWillful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support.
PotentialUnfavorable credit history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection.
AutomaticFailure to disclose and divulge any potentially disqualifying information on background questionnaire.
AutomaticLying or intentionally failing to disclose potentially disqualifying information during any stage of the hiring process; including all testing phases and the background investigation.
AutomaticFalsification of the application, personal history questionnaire or other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticSuspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
PotentialPrevious revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status.
PotentialApplicants who maintain on-going relationships with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a regular basis.

Number of Current Vacancies: 13

Salary Information

Please visit www.bothellwa.gov for the current salary and benefit information.

Benefit Information

Please visit the City of Bothell's Benefits Page for more info!