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College Place Police Department


  • Contact Information

    College Place Police Department
    625 S College Avenue
    College Place, Washington 99324
    Phone: 509-529-1200
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/26/2017 | Last updated: 01/26/2017

Community Information

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Department Information

The College Place Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement coverage 24 hours per day, seven days a week and includes patrol, community response, traffic, investigation, police records management, and police administrative services. The Police Department operates with a budget of just under $2 million, and is budgeted for a total of 14 officers and support staff. Current staff in the department includes the Interim Chief, 8 officers, 1 detective, 2 patrol sergeants, 1 records supervisor and 2 records clerks. The Police Department also has 1 temporary officer and 3 part-time reserve officers. Working closely with Walla Walla Police Department, the Walla Walla County Sherriff's Office, Milton-Freewater Police Department, and neighboring Columbia County, the College Place Police Department went live with New World Computer Aided Dispatch in August of 2016.

Area Information

  • Population size: 9,245
  • County: Walla Walla

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the final selection process.   X
US Citizen Must be a United States Citizen. X  
High School Grad/ GED Must have a High School Graduation Degree or GED. X  
Driver's License Required Must possess driver’s license (WA & OR). X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions as an adult. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile No felony convictions as a juvenile. X  
Ability to Read & Speak the English Language Must be able to read and speak English language at 12th grade level. X  
Vision Requirements Must have good enough vision to drive vehicle. X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Not for an initial entry level hire. Must be able to get into and successfully complete academy to within a year of hire to be retained as a Police Officer.    
Prior Experience Requirement Not required, but will be considered.    
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 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 10 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 10 years.
Automatic1 or more at-fault accidents in past 10 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 10 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 10 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 1 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 1 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 10 years.
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.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Financial
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
Other
AutomaticPLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact Administration at 509-394-8506.

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: 1

Salary Information

Probationary (without state certification): $3,992. Police Officer: $4,649 to $5,232.

Benefit Information

• Medical, Dental, and Vision
• $50,000 Life Insurance Policy
• Paid Holidays
• Sick & Vacation Leave
• LEOFF Retirement Program
• Optional 457 Plan, AFLAC, and Flexible Spending Plan

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