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Nisqually Police Department - Lateral

  • Contact Information

    Nisqually Police Department - Lateral
    11702 Yelm Highway SE
    Olympia, Washington 98513
    Phone: 360-459-9603
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/22/2018 | Last updated: 01/24/2018

Community Information

The Nisqually Tribe is located on the Nisqually River in rural Thurston County, 15 miles east of Olympia, Washington. As of the year 2005, the Tribe had a service area population of 5,719 Native Americans, 600 of whom are enrolled Nisqually which reside on the reservation. An additional 5,119 of the service population live off the reservation in Thurston and Pierce Counties. Tribal land holdings, on and near the Nisqually reservation, exceed 1,000 acres -- all of which have been reacquired in the past 25 years.
The Nisqually reservation is approximately 5,000 acres in size. That portion of the reservation located north and east of the Nisqually River (3,300 acres) is under the control of Fort Lewis military base and serves as an impact area. The remaining portion (1,700 acres) is in a combination of tribal ownership (450 acres), private Indian Allotments (800 acres), or held by non-Indian owners (450 acres). Virtually all development that has taken place on the reservation within the past 18 years has been on tribally owned lands.

Department Information

The independent government of the Nisqually Indian Tribe operates its own justice system, which includes a comprehensive public safety department. The department is composed of three major divisions – Police, Corrections (Public Safety Complex), and Fish and Wildlife. Areas include administrative, dispatch, corrections, public safety and fish and wildlife.

Each division fulfills a needed service to the Nisqually people and our surrounding community. The men and women who serve in our law enforcement programs are dedicated to providing the Nisqually community with a safe place to live, work and go to school.

Area Information

  • Population: 5,719
  • County: Thurston

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Must not have been arrested or convicted of a felony.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Must not have been arrested or convicted of a felony.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Applicant must have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be a graduate of Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. X  
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 or certified Tribal Police Officer from F.L.E.T.C. prior to application. X  
Other Candidates are not required to take physical ability test for this agency.
This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DUI).
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
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.
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.
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.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

Number of Current Vacancies: 2

Salary Information

Negotiated at time of hire depending on experience.

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Aflac, 401k, Life Insurance, LTD, Paid Holidays, Shift Differential, Vacation and Sick Time.