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Ocean Shores Police Department - Lateral

  • Contact Information

    Ocean Shores Police Department - Lateral
    PO Box 909
    Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
    Phone: (360) 289-3099
    Department Website

Agency Added: 04/26/2017 | Last updated: 06/19/2018

Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores, Washington is 1 ½ hours west of Olympia, Washington and is located right on the ocean. Ocean Shores is nationally known for having an excellent atmosphere for relaxation, maintaining an exceptional quality of life, a low crime rate, and a fantastic area for fishing and hunting. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of beachfront and 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. Ocean Shores has approximately 6000 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.

Department Information

The Ocean Shores Police Department is a proactive, professional organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The department currently consists of a Chief of Police, three Sergeants, eight Patrol Officers, and one Records Clerk. Dispatch is accomplished in a regional setting. Patrol Officers work rotating shifts with a 12-hour shift plan. Rotation is every four months. The department operates under a department wide community policing philosophy with neighborhood watch presentations. Specialized assignments are available on the Fresh Waterways Marine Patrol, Detective, and as a FTO. The Department utilizes 4 wheel drive vehicles and has a take home patrol car program.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 6,000
  • County: Gray's Harbor

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Must have or be able to obtain a Washington driver’s license   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read, speak, and write the English language X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must have graduated from the Washington Basic Police Academy or have out of state equivalent X  
Prior Experience Requirement Must have been employed as a police officer within the last two years. X  
Other Applicant must successfully complete a polygraph examination, criminal and personal background investigation prior to hire and successfully pass both psychological and medical examinations as a condition of employment   X
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores When conducting an approved examination process    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years
Drug Usage
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
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue
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
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Current Hiring Status

Number of Current Vacancies: 2

All interested candidates should have their written and PFAT completed by March 19, 2018 as the Ocean Shores Police Department will draw its list from PST on March 20, 2018. The top twenty (20) candidates for Lateral Police Officer with a Written Test score of 70% or higher will be invited to attend an Oral Board Interview. Oral Board Interviews will be held March 27, 2018.

Salary Information


Benefit Information

11 Paid Holidays; Vacation 8 hrs. per month with increases based on years of service; Sick Leave 8 hrs. per month with max accrual of 1320 hrs. – 100% cash out on retirement; Medical/Dental; Life Insurance; Uniform – Initial uniform provided and $700 per year uniform allowance; Longevity; Shift Differential; Education Reimbursement Plan; Deferred Compensation Plan; and LEOFF Retirement Plan.