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College Place Police Department - LATERAL

  • Contact Information

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

Agency Added: 01/26/2017 | Last updated: 01/16/2019

Community Information

Live and work in one of the most beautiful locations in the State of Washington. College Place offers a great place to live, work and play. College Place has something for everyone in the family to include hunting, hiking, fishing, biking and nearby skiing in the winter or golfing in the summer. We are surrounded by the Blue Mountains and nearby rivers. College Place and the Walla Walla valley have great shopping, special events and over 140 wineries. The College Place School District recently opened three new schools; elementary, middle and high school. We are also home to Walla Walla University.

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 15 officers and support staff. Current staff in the department includes the Chief, ten patrol officers, one detective, two patrol sergeants, a records supervisor and records clerk. The Police Department also has one part-time reserve officer. Working closely with Walla Walla Police Department, the Walla Walla County Sheriff'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 21 years of age. X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. 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 & Write 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 Applicant must have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be a graduate of a municipal or regional Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Graduates from accepted out-of-state academies will be required to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Academy Equivalency Test and become certified as a Washington State police officer. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Must have two years full-time law enforcement experience. 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:


Category Disqualifier
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.
AutomaticMore than 1 at-fault accident within 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.
AutomaticMarijuana use within one year of application.
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.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
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

Police Officer: $4,932 to $5,551

Benefit Information

• Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and dependents
• $50,000 Life Insurance Policy 
• 11 1/2 Paid Holidays 
• Sick & Vacation Leave 

• LEOFF 2 Retirement Program 
• Education Incentives
• Employee Assistance Program
• Uniforms and equipment provided
• Optional 457 Plan, AFLAC, and Flexible Spending Plan