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Douglas County Sheriff's Office

  • Contact Information

    Douglas County Sheriff's Office
    110 NE 2nd Street
    Ste. 200
    East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
    Phone: 509-884-0941
    Department Website

Agency Added: 04/22/2003 | Last updated: 01/02/2018

Community Information

Douglas County was created in 1883 and named after U.S. Senator Steven Douglas of Illinois who was the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Territories when the Territory of Washington was created. Waterville was designated the County Seat in 1886 and the current Courthouse was initially constructed in 1905.

Douglas County is located near the geographic center of Washington. The Columbia River binds it on the north, the west and the south. Grant County, formerly a part of Douglas County, is on the east. Douglas County is geographically diverse with elevations ranging from 600 feet above sea level near the Columbia River to more than 4,000 feet on Badger Mountain. Basalt rock outcrops and glacial erratics can be found in close proximity to fertile farmland. Irrigated orchard lands are located primarily in the lower elevations while dryland farming dominates the upland areas. Forested areas and areas with steppe shrub vegetation provide diverse wildlife habitat in the county.

With an area of 1,820 square miles, Douglas County ranks 17 in size of Washington's 39 counties. The estimated 2014 population is 39,700 providing a population density of 21.8 persons per square mile. The US Census Bureau categorizes 66.1% of the population of Douglas County as white and 30.1% of the population is identified as being of Spanish origin. In 2013 there were an estimated 2.75 persons per household in Douglas County with a median household income of $51,908.

County residents enjoy four distinct seasons. Even so, the weather conditions are noticeably different throughout the county due to the geographic diversity.

The primary industry in Douglas County is agriculture including the raising of crops and associated industries including packaging, warehousing, shipping and processing. Apples, wheat and cattle are the primary crops although there are significant other crop varieties in the county. Approximately 33% of the workforce in Douglas County is employed in agriculture, twice that of retail trade, which is the second highest employment sector.

Department Information

The Sheriff's Office is located in East Wenatchee, with satellite offices in Waterville and Bridgeport.  The Sheriff's Office employs 29 commissioned and 6 non-commissioned personnel. The department provides traditional law enforcement services.  Specialties within the Sheriff's Office include Special Response Team, Investigations Division, K-9, Field Training Officer, Marine Patrol Deputy, Honor Guard, Crime Scene Team, Firearms Instructor, EVOC Instructor, Accident Tech, Hostage Negotiator, Less Lethal Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 39,700 (2014)
  • County: Douglas

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 Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No arrest record that contains felony or domestic violence convictions.    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile On a case by case basis. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes 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    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Current Hiring Status

Number of current vacancies: 0  The Douglas County Civil Service continuously accepts test scores from PST, Inc.  After completing & passing the written & physical exams candidates are required to submit an application for testing which can be found on the Douglas County Civil Service web site - http://www.douglascountysheriff.org/civilservice - under the application tab on the right hand side of the website.  You may call the Chief Examiner at 509.884.6965 with additional questions.

Salary Information

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Deputy $5,133.36 - $5,756.03 

Sergeant Differential 15% above Deputy 1A

Education Incentives (2% for AA, 4% for BA, 6% for MA)

Longevity Plan & Annual Leave

Benefit Information

PEBB Insurance (two options), Delta Dental, VSP Vision Care, Life Insurance, VEBA, Long Term Disability, Sick Leave (10 hours per month), LEOFF 2 retirement, 10 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday, Deputy Sheriff's Guild, take home patrol vehicle, $300.00 footware allowance (every other year), specialty premiums (K-9, FTO, EVOC, DT, Range/Armorer, Investigator, Tactical Team, Spanish speaking), Night Shift Differential, 1.5 times hourly rate for call out with 3 hour minimum, duty gear provided including firearms.