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Kitsap County Sheriff's Office


  • Contact Information

    Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
    614 Division Street MS #37
    Port Orchard, Washington 98366
    Phone: 360-337-7101
    Department Website








Agency Added: 07/24/2015 | Last updated: 04/17/2018

Community Information

Welcome to Kitsap County and the Kitsap Peninsula; a great place to begin or continue your law enforcement career with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and to raise a family. Our residents enjoy the Kitsap Peninsula's friendly local profile, fresh air, excellent school systems, natural beauty, virtually non-existent traffic, fine parks and trails, low crime rate, 228 miles of shoreline, diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, and limitless regional attractions. It's a quick ferry ride on one of four Washington State Ferry routes to downtown Seattle, West Seattle or Edmonds, or take one of our picturesque bridges to either the Olympic Peninsula to the west, or Tacoma to the east. Families enjoy diverse housing choices from established neighborhoods, rural homes, downtown condos and apartments, to new construction developments. Whether you love gardening and the country life, or want to live next to a golf course, on the waterfront, or near shopping, business, and world-class medical care, there is a home waiting for you in one of our communities.

The Kitsap Peninsula is known for its world class natural beauty and provides a convenient, central location for exploring quaint waterfront communities. The combination of Native American, Scandinavian, military and pioneer attractions are close by, as well as the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas. Our residents enjoy easy access to the Olympic Peninsula; Victoria and Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada); Portland, Oregon; and three National Parks (Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades)—all within easy travel distance and making it a natural setting for a wide range of adventure sports including world-class kayaking, cycling, running and mountain biking trails and events.

Kitsap County was founded in 1857, and was originally named Slaughter County. The people of Kitsap County are represented by three County Commissioners and are served by a variety of local elected offices, including the Kitsap County Sheriff, and other county departments. Kitsap County occupies a unique portion of the State of Washington, directly between the urban areas of Seattle and Tacoma and the wilderness of the Olympic Mountains. It is bounded by the Hood Canal on the west, Puget Sound on the east, and Mason and Pierce Counties to the south.

The current population of Kitsap County is estimated at a little over 250,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The County seat is located in the town of Port Orchard. Kitsap County is situated along the western shore of the central Puget Sound region. It comprises a total land mass of 393 square miles (or 0.6 percent of the state's total land mass). As such, Kitsap County ranks 36th in size among Washington counties and is the 3rd most densely populated county in the state.

The following link is a profile of the labor market and economic characteristics of Kitsap County.

For additional information concerning the vibrant community of Kitsap County, please visit the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Department Information

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is committed to...

Being a dedicated team, approachable and responsive to our citizens. We are committed to safeguarding our diverse communities and consistently exceeding the expectations of our citizens. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that will instill trust, respect and pride.

We are a full service agency employing 114 Commissioned Deputies, 91 Corrections Officers and 31 support personnel that are supplemented by well over 150 volunteers providing exceptional law enforcement services for the citizens of Kitsap County.

As a full service law enforcement organization, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office provides the following services to our citizens:

• Uniformed Police Response Service
• A 451-Bed Adult Correctional Facility
• Alternative to Incarceration Program
• Traffic Enforcement and Collision Investigations
• Criminal Records and Civil Service Process Services
• Property and Evidence Security
• Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Processing
• Court Security Unit
• Specialty Enforcement Programs
• SWAT
• Marine Patrol
• Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
• Kitsap Nuisance Abatement Team (KNAT)
• Bicycle Patrol
• Bomb Disposal Unit (WSP)
• K-9 Tracking and Drug Dog Program
• Search and Rescue Coordination
• Host Agency for Criminal Justice Services
• WestNET Drug Task Force and Meth Lab Response Team
• Regional Training Center for State Criminal Justice Training
• Traffic Safety Program Coordinator
• Home Land Security Response Vehicle and Analytical Services

Please visit our website at:
www.kitsapsheriff.com for more information

Area Information

  • County: Kitsap
  • Population: 253.968
  • # of staff: 225

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years old or older. X  
US Citizen United States Citizen. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Must have a valid driver’s license for at least one year. NOTE: You must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License by time of appointment. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult LEGAL STANDARDS:

Because of the nature of employment with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office a candidate must be in good standing with the community and the criminal justice system. The following is the maximum allowable contact with the criminal justice system.

Automatic Disqualifier - Any Felony convictions, Domestic violence conviction of any kind, Since turning 18, 3 or more misdemeanor convictions, and misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years.

Felony and Misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Felony and misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. X  
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Read, write and speak the English language, so as to be easily understood by others. X  
Vision Requirements Visual acuity cannot be worse than 20/100 in each eye without correction and corrected to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. X  
College Requirement • 90 quarter credits or 60 semester hours from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education; OR Equivalent Experience
• Full-time (full police powers) commissioned law enforcement officer for a state police/patrol, county sheriff’s office or municipal police agency may be used to offset the required college credits on a year-to-year basis. For example, without any college you will be required to have two years of full-time, commissioned service. With one year of college (45 quarter or 30 semester credits) you will be required to have one year of full-time, commissioned service; OR
• Military Education Equivalency – applicants that have been honorably discharged from active duty, supply a DD214 with application; who also have a military education equivalency of 90 quarter credits or 60 semester hours; and supply Joint Service Transcript and/or Verification of Military Experience and Training DD2586 form
X  
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.    
Other In accordance with The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office hiring standards; candidates that are regular users of tobacco/nicotine products in the last twelve months will not be considered eligible for employment. This includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc. Occasional use of these products would be acceptable. The Sheriff's Office defines occasional use as less than six times per year.

Are you a regular user of tobacco/nicotine products?

(This includes regular use of all nicotine products such as: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.) ***must say no****required at test


Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency does not allow out of state testing.
X  
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
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years or more than 1 in the last 12 months/5 or more in the last 5 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
AutomaticReckless - Convicted once in the last three years, or twice in the last five years for reckless driving or other similar offenses (e.g. careless driving).
AutomaticConvicted in the last five years for any driving offense involving the use of drugs, alcohol, or any controlled substance.
AutomaticConvicted in the last five years for a hit and run offense involving bodily injury or reportable property damage.
AutomaticFound at fault in any accident in the last five years resulting in a fatality.
AutomaticMore than one citation or conviction in the last year, three or more in the last three years or five or more in the last five years (Note: Do not include “Photo Enforcement Tickets,” which count as parking tickets.)
Drug Usage
AutomaticAny usage of illegal drugs over the allowed standard is an automatic disqualifier. Each category mentioned below includes all forms and derivatives of these controlled substances. Your past drug usage will be confirmed by a background investigation and polygraph/computerized voice stress analysis examination.
AutomaticNo abuse of prescription medications and/or over the counter medications.
AutomaticMarijuana/Hashish: (Kitsap County follows the federal guidelines in regards to marijuana.) No use/possession for the last 3 years or at all after the age of 25. (Usage under the age of 25 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification).
AutomaticAll Other Illegal Narcotics such as: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Steroids and Opiates: No use/possession for the last 3 years or at all after the age of 25. (Usage under the age of 25 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may result in a disqualification).
AutomaticAny use of intravenous illegal drugs is an automatic disqualifier.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticLEGAL STANDARDS: Because of the nature of employment with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office a candidate must be in good standing with the community and the criminal justice system. The following is the maximum allowable contact with the criminal justice system.
AutomaticAutomatic Disqualifier - Any Felony convictions, Domestic violence conviction of any kind, Since turning 18, 3 or more misdemeanor convictions, and misdemeanor convictions in the last 3 years.
PotentialFelony and Misdemeanor convictions under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Employment
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons:
AutomaticHas been dismissed or has resigned in lieu of discharge from any position, public or private for any cause which would be a cause for dismissal from County service or has an unsatisfactory record of employment in the County service or with any other agency or firm.
AutomaticTerminated/discharged for disqualifying misconduct from any full time commissioned law enforcement position.
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.

Current Hiring Status

***The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for the following positions: Entry Level and Lateral Deputy Sheriff and Entry Level and Lateral Corrections Officer.     3/2/18- THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO VACANCIES

 

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.

Salary Information

$64,542.40 - $82,388.80

Benefit Information

There are a wide variety of benefits available to Kitsap County employees. These benefits include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, State Retirement system, and deferred compensation. Benefit information available at:
http://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Benefits/EmployeeBenefits.htm