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Black Diamond Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Black Diamond Police Department
    25510 Lawson Street
    Post Office Box 309
    Black Diamond, Washington 98010
    Phone: 253-631-1012
    Department Website

Agency Added: 03/13/2012 | Last updated: 10/03/2017

Community Information

The City of Black Diamond is located in western Washington near the greater Seattle area as well as the scenic and picturesque area of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier. The City is situated in King County and has a current population of over 4,000 people, including the 4th largest recreational lake in King County, Lake Sawyer. The City is anticipating rapid growth with a projected population of 20,000+ within 15 years. A historic mining town, Black Diamond of the new millennium has become an oasis for citizens yearning for a taste of rural Washington, yet only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.

Department Information

The Black Diamond Police Department is comprised of: Chief of Police, Commander, two Sergeants, and Patrol Officers. Also, we provide marine patrol during the summer months. We are a member of the CSPA (Coalition of Small Police Agencies). The department is committed to the philosophy of community policing and encourages pro-activity.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 4,200
  • County: King

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 Valid Washington State Driver's License (or ability to obtain one by date of hire)   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Considered on a case by case basis. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements 20/20 Correctable X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy after hire.    
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    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
AutomaticConviction of one DUI in the previous five years, or two DUI convictions in a life time.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
PotentialAll illegal drug use will be scrutinized on a case by case basis.
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.
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Dishonesty.
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.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "Rule of Five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

Monthly Salary: $5,037 (Step 1)- $7,440 (Step 5) + College Incentive of 2% AA- 4% BA- 6% MA

Benefit Information

·         Medical, dental and vision

·         Sick leave, vacation, and holidays

·         Education incentives for AA (2%), BA (4%), & MA (6%)

·         Retirement benefits with Washington State LEOFF

·         Deferred compensation plan

·         Take home car program

·         4-10 work schedule