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Anacortes Police Department


  • Contact Information

    Anacortes Police Department
    1218 - 24th Street
    Anacortes, Washington 98221
    Phone: 360-293-4684
    Department Website








Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 06/01/2018

Community Information

Anacortes is a great place to do business and a wonderful place to live! The city, which is home to a variety of industrial, commercial, and retail companies, boasts an affluent clientele, easy access to major transportation corridors, low taxes, excess utility capacity, and an excellent quality of life. This quaint seaport community offers the San Juan Islands to the west, with views of snow-capped mountains to the east.

City government is committed to progressive economic development and appreciates your interest. Anacortes is the principal city on Fidalgo Island, the eastern-most island in the San Juan archipelago. Anacortes, an All-American City, is the second largest city in Skagit County and its largest seaport. The City has modern educational facilities, state-of-the-art health care, and abundant business opportunities, all in the natural beauty of an island setting.

Anacortes residents and visitors enjoy 12 ½ miles of saltwater shoreline, a pristine environment, four freshwater lakes, thousands of acres of city-owned forestlands and parks (with more than 50 miles of maintained forest trails), as well as breathtaking water, island and mountain views. The natural abundance, a vibrant community and the convenience of bridges connecting to the mainland make Anacortes a clear choice for those seeking a superior quality of life.

Anacortes is the site for Washington State Ferry terminal operations to both the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island, BC. Approximately one million people travel through the city annually on their way to or from the ferry terminal, which is located four miles from the city center. This traffic creates unique commercial opportunities for local businesses, as residents of the San Juan Islands come to the mainland to shop.

As evidenced by crime statistics, the city is also a very safe place to live. Per an annual survey published by Farmer’s Insurance, Anacortes ranked nation-wide among the top 20 “most secure places to live” (defined as metro areas with fewer than 150,000 residents).

Anacortes is located on the north central coast of Washington State (U.S.), 80 miles north of Seattle, WA and 90 miles south of Vancouver, BC. The City is 16 miles west of the I-5 freeway (exit 230), via Highway 20.

Department Information

Ensuring Public Safety; Earning Public Trust.

The Core Values that guide the actions of all members of the Anacortes Police Department are:

Service: Being aware of those who need law enforcement assistance and meeting or exceeding their expectations for service.

Excellence: Being clear about and striving to achieve high standards of performance in all aspects of our work.

Integrity: Committing ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner.

Courage: Having the mental and moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.

Professional: Adhering to principles and standards that comprise the best  practices of police work. 

 

The Anacortes Police Department is a full service municipal police department. The majority of the department members serve in the uniform patrol division. Officers work 3 rotating shifts and each shift has an assigned Sergeant. There are three detective positions that are supervised by the Detective Sergeant. One of the detective positions is assigned to the county wide drug task force.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 16,400
  • County: Skagit

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 Applicants must have a valid Washington driver license or be able to obtain one at the time of hiring.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement Minimum of an Associate of Arts or University Transfer degree. X  
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.


This agency does not allow out of state testing.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    

Current Hiring Status

Anacortes has a rigorous hiring process. We encourage you to research the City of Anacortes and the Anacortes Police Department to learn more about our progressive City located on beautiful Fidalgo Island. Thank you for interest in employment with the City of Anacortes!



 

Salary Information

On June 1, 2018 the City and Anacortes Police Guild entered into a contract that is in effect until December 31, 2021.

The 2018 salary range for Anacortes Police Officers is $5,589.26 - 6,998.57/month.  Additional incentives are available based on education and assignment.

A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement is available for review on our city website.


 

Benefit Information

The City of Anacortes provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits package with medical, dental, vision, employee assistance, and life insurance coverage for employees and their eligible dependents. Short-term disability coverage for the employee is paid for by the City. Vacation accrual begins at 12 days per year and increases with years of service. The City of Anacortes recognizes 10 holidays per year (1 of which is a personal holiday). Sick leave accrues at 8 hours per month. Employees are eligible for pension benefits through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.  The City provides a deferred compensation match and employees may participate in two deferred compensation programs and a Flexible Spending Program (tax-free reimbursement accounts for health care and child or elder care expenses) via payroll deduction.Officers who reside on Fidalgo Island are able to drive their assigned car home.