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Poulsbo Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Poulsbo Police Department
    Human Resources
    200 NE Moe St
    Poulsbo, Washington 98370
    Phone: (360) 394-9705
    Department Website

Agency Added: 12/19/2016 | Last updated: 06/30/2017

Community Information

Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and waterfront, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Department Information

Dan Schoonmaker was hired as the Chief of Police in December of 2016 previously having served as the Deputy Chief in Westminster, California. The department is a full service police agency currently consisting of 16 police officers, a drug k-9 program, detective unit, member of a regional drug & vice unit, marine patrol program, bike patrol, traffic unit, volunteer program, court services unit, etc.

Area Information

  • County: Kitsap
  • Population: 10,210

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen Yes   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Yes   X
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Yes   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 the last 5 years (DWI, Reckless, etc.)
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license for any cause other than an administrative suspension, within the past 3 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in the past 3 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in the past 3 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticAny illegal use, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance (including marijuana) as an adult, within 3 years prior to application.
AutomaticConviction or admission of the illegal use of any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticConviction or admission indicating a pattern of illegal use of prescription medication within 3 years prior to application, or while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny felony conviction as an adult.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Employment
AutomaticFailing to be truthful or honest, by act of omission, at any stage of the hiring process; including training and certification.
AutomaticDishonorable Discharge, Bad Conduct Discharge, or dismissed from any branch of the US Armed Forces, except for reasons of sexual orientation.
AutomaticDischarge for material cause from any position of criminal justice employment.
AutomaticCertification, denied or revoked, for misconduct in this or another state.
Financial
AutomaticConviction for failure to pay income tax, or judicial finding of failure to pay child support.

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.

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

2017 Salary Info - $32.62 - $37.74/hour

Benefit Information

LEOFF Retirement, health insurance, educational education pay, leave and holiday bank.

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