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Suquamish Police Department - Lateral

  • Contact Information

    Suquamish Police Department - Lateral
    18490 Suquamish Way Suite 105
    Suquamish, Washington 98392
    Phone: 360-394-8539
    Department Website

Agency Added: 08/18/2017 | Last updated: 06/20/2018

Community Information

The Suquamish Tribe believes that our employees are one of the most important assets to the success of Tribal Government operations. We have a strong commitment to provide employees with a positive, productive work environment with opportunities for personal satisfaction and growth in a safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment. The Suquamish Tribal Government currently employs 345 staff members in the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Community Development, Early Learning, Education, Finance, Fisheries, Human Services, Health Benefits, Indian Child Welfare, Information Systems, Legal, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Tribal Court.

Department Information

The Suquamish Police Department consists of 20 commissioned officers. The department is divided into three areas:

* Patrol Division: Provides 24 hours, 7 days a week coverage to the community of the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

*Marine Division: Ensures natural resources and Suquamish tribal members fishing and hunting rights are honored.

* Investigative Division: Investigates crimes and conducts follow-up investigations generated by the patrol division.

Area Information

  • County: Kitsap
  • Population: 8000

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes    
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements 20/100 Corrected to 20/20, No Color Blindness.   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 within one year after employment with the Department.    
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum of one year of full-time, paid service as a general authority law enforcement officer as defined in the RCW in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application. Tribal Officers may be accepted as lateral entry applicants if they have twenty-four months of full time, paid service with a Tribal Police Agency within Washington State and have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy and are eligible for peace officer certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. The applicant must not have any period of separation from law enforcement as defined in the RCW that exceeds three (3) years prior to applicationn    
Other This Agency does not allow Out of State Testing.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
AutomaticSuspension of driver’s license within past 5 years.
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 1 year.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 3 years. No more than 5 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 sate of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 2 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 2 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 statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
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 eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received form PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed-basis. Vacancies are filled by "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

Starting Salary: $64,000 Annually.

Benefit Information

The Suquamish Police Department strives to provide the best working environment to all of their staff.
Benefits include:

*Take home vehicle.
* Uniforms and equipment provided.
* FICA (except Tribal member employees performing work related to Reserved Treaty Fishing Rights)
* Annual Leave.
* Sick Leave.
* Holiday Pay.
* Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Insurance.
* Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long Term Disability Insurance.
* Retirement (401K).
* Family & Medical Leave.
* Administrative Leave.
* Military Leave.
* Bereavement Leave.
* Personal Leave.
* Flexible Spending Cafeteria Plan.
* Employee Assistance Program.
* Voluntary Short Term Disability & Life Insurance.