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Puyallup Police Department - Jail/Corrections

  • Contact Information

    Puyallup Police Department - Jail/Corrections
    311 W Pioneer Ave
    Puyallup, Washington 98371
    Phone: 253-841-5541
    Department Website

Agency Added: 09/16/2014 | Last updated: 05/14/2018

Community Information

The City of Puyallup is located in the south central Puget Sound region of Western Washington in Pierce County. It is about seven miles east of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle. With a population of 41,100 Puyallup is the third largest city in Pierce County and the twenty-ninth (29th) largest city in the State of Washington. The City's boundaries now encompass approximately fourteen square miles. The city was incorporated on August 19, 1890, and is named after the local Native American tribe and translates to mean "generous people."

Once the center of agriculture in East Pierce County, Puyallup has grown and matured into a city with a rich historic downtown and a modern, growing business district on the City’s South Hill. The City is connected to the major state freeways servicing Central Puget Sound and has commuter rail service with connections to Tacoma, Seattle and Everett.

Puyallup is the home of the Washington State Fair which is held every September. It is one of the ten largest fairs in the country, attracting over 1 million people during its twenty-one day run. The Fairgrounds and Events Center has grown into a year-round venue for conventions, conferences, trade shows and other events.

The City has a Council/Manager form of government and is a full service city except for Fire/EMS service, which is provided by Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.

Puyallup is close to lakes, the Puget Sound, and Cascade Mountain range offering great outdoor recreation opportunities.

Department Information

With a staff of 1 Corrections Lieutenant, 2 Corrections Sergeants, and 9 Corrections Officers, the City of Puyallup Police Department Jail operates a 52 bed (40 male and 12 female) misdemeanor correctional facility. Corrections officers are responsible for the daily operation of the jail, the booking and release of inmates, the transport of prisoners, and the running of the video arraignment system. Selected Corrections Officers serve as a Command Vehicle Operator, Range Safety Officer, Taser Instructor, Corrections Training Officer, and Defense Tactics Instructor. As assigned, Corrections officers substitute as the Court Bailiff for the City of Puyallup Municipal Court.
The corrections section serves under the Professional Services Division of the Police Department.

Area Information

  • County: Pierce
  • Population: 41,100

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years old. 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 Disqualifier.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile No convictions.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Ability to see clearly in both daytime and nighttime conditions. X  
College Requirement No    
Current Hiring Status This PST examination will establish an initial list of eligible candidates from which names will be selected to move forward to the City of Puyallup oral board interviews. Upon successful completion of the full process, an eligibility list will be presented to the Civil Service Commission for certification. This list will be valid for a minimum of one year. Eligibility lists are created on the basis of competitive examinations which consist of a written test, a physical agility test, and an oral board interview, in that order. The eligibility list will be established with names in ranking order of those candidates who have successfully passed all three portions of the examination process. X  
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 only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
AutomaticThree or more moving violations (or any single violation of a potential life threatening violation, such as reckless driving, speed contest, suspect of a pursuit, etc) within three years prior to application
AutomaticInvolvement as a driver in two or more chargeable (at fault) collisions within three years prior to date of application.
AutomaticA conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within ten years prior to application or any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drug Usage
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 7 years.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
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.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
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.
PotentialResigning from any paid position without notice may be disqualifying.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

This PST examination will establish an initial list of eligible candidates from which names will be selected to move forward to the City of Puyallup oral board interviews. Upon successful completion of the full process, an eligibility list will be presented to the Civil Service Commission for certification. This list will be valid for a minimum of one year.

Eligibility lists are created on the basis of competitive examinations which consist of a written test, a physical agility test, and an oral board interview, in that order. The eligibility list will be established with names in ranking order of those candidates who have successfully passed all three portions of the examination process.

Number of current openings: 1

Salary Information

$3,941.52 - $5,248.92 Monthly (2018 rates)

Benefit Information

Paid leave, including vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday provisions, are determined through collective bargaining for affiliated employees. Collective bargaining for agreements can be found on the Human Resources website.