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La Center Police Department - RESERVE OFFICER

  • Contact Information

    La Center Police Department - RESERVE OFFICER
    105 West 5th Street

    La Center, Washington 98629
    Phone: 360-263-2745
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/03/2013 | Last updated: 01/30/2018

Community Information

Located east of Interstate 5 at Exit 16, La Center is in north Clark County, Washington, near the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range affording magnificent views of Mount St. Helens. The southern border of the City abuts the East Fork of the Lewis River. Early settlers came to the area on sternwheelers to settle the land. They became business owners, farmers and loggers. The sternwheeler "Leona" accents the river history. In 1912 the Leona was docked on the north shore undergoing repairs when a fire broke out on board. She was cut loose, drifted to the south shore where she burned beyond repair. Today, the hull of Leona can be seen at low water times about 100 feet west of the La Center Bridge. Residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of wildlife that habitat the La Center Wetlands Stewardship Site maintained by Clark County. Canadian Geese and Tundra Swan are annual visitors as they rest from their journey along the Pacific Flyway. Family recreational opportunities are also found in two City parks. The 12 acre City of La Center Park hosts a community building, ball fields, play area and a pathway for walking or jogging. Heritage Park, located in the northern part of the City, is a beautiful greenbelt area offering a play area and walking opportunities. The General Commercial District hosts stores including a small food/fuel convenience market, a pizza restaurant, video store, and tavern. Restaurants offering a variety of foods are located in four mini-casinos adjacent to the General Commercial District.

Department Information

Chief of Police, 2 Sergent, 4 full-time officers, 1 Administrative Assistant & 1 Police Clerk.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 3,044
  • County: Clark

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 Conviction of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, theft, or sex offenses will be grounds for rejection of the applicant and removal of name from the eligibility list. X  
College Requirement AA Degree preferred - not required    
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 consider the highest score received within the past one year    

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from Public Safety Testing.com 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.

Number of current vacancies: 0pen 

Salary Information

Reserve Officers are non-paid volunteers. Part time officers receive an hourly rate dependent upon qualification level and LCPOA contract. Reserves and Part-time employees are provided uniforms and equipment necessary to perform uniformed police functions.

Benefit Information

Reserve Officers receive no benefits. Part-time Officers are compensated under the LCPOA contract. While working Reserve and Part time Officers are covered under workers' compensation.