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Aberdeen Police Department

  • Candidates must complete the PST Written and Physical by December 31st.

    For more information about our department, click here!

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for the Aberdeen Police Department, please visit so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!

  • Contact Information

    Aberdeen Police Department
    210 East Market Street
    Aberdeen, Washington 98520
    Phone: 360-533-4966
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 12/31/2018

Community Information

The City of Aberdeen is located near the beautiful Pacific Ocean, fifty miles west of Olympia. The City has a population of 16,700 with the immediate area having a total population of 35,000. Aberdeen is currently redeveloping its downtown business core with older buildings coming down and newer ones going up. Aberdeen is the retail trade center of Grays Harbor County, with two malls and a redeveloping downtown. The Grays Harbor Community Hospital's East and West campuses are located in Aberdeen. In addition, most doctor's offices are located within the City. We are proud of our five modern grade schools, a newer middle school, and a soon to be built new high school. While free from the congestion of larger cities, you are still only a short drive away from Tacoma, and Seattle. Outdoor opportunities abound in Grays Harbor such as fishing in the many rivers or in the ocean, hunting deer and elk, hiking in the Olympic National Park, camping in the many parks, or just spending time on the beach. It's a great place to live and work.

Department Information

The City of Aberdeen Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency consisting of 37 sworn officers and 15 non-sworn staff members. Special areas of assignment include: K-9 (an apprehension dog); Bicycle Patrol; Field Training Officer; Firearms instructor; Motorcycle Officer; CRU Officer; Investigation Detective; Drug Task Force Detective. The police facility contains a fully equipped fitness room, a training room, locker rooms, evidence processing room, and armory. The police facility houses an 18 bed jail. We have a modern networked computer system that is continually updating with current technologies. The patrol vehicles are equipped with Mobile Data Computers, in car video systems.   The department has its own firearms training facility with a 50 yard pistol range and 100 yard rifle range. 

Area Information

  • Population Size: 16,700
  • County: Gray's Harbor

Agency Requirements:

  • Important Information

    Candidates must complete the PST Written and Physical by December 31st.

    For more information about our department, click here!

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for the Aberdeen Police Department, please visit so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!

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 Yes   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile No juvenile felony convictions at any time.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes, good reading, comprehension and writing skills. X  
Vision Requirements 20/20 corrected and no color blindness.   X
College Requirement Not required, but highly desirable. X  
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score X  

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 20 years. No more than 0 uses total (NEVER USED).
AutomaticIllegal use of 2 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 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
AutomaticUse of marijuana under one year from the date 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.
AutomaticAny juvenile felony conviction.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
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.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticGood moral character and honesty are of the utmost importance.

Current Hiring Status


The City has adopted a continuous recruitment process. Oral boards are conducted on an as needed basis and oral board participants are invited based on their PublicSafetyTesting score.

Salary Information

2017 Salary

Pre-Basic - $4,953 and after graduation $5,213/mo. Salary range tops out at  $6,335. Union contract provides for additional longevity and educational pay. 

Benefit Information

12 holidays; vacation: 8.5 - 20 hrs per month based on years of service; sick leave with max accrual of 1440 hours; family medical (100% employee, city pays 88% for dependents); family dental (95% employer paid); family vision (80% employer paid); life insurance paid by City; deferred comp plan; LEOFF retirement system.

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