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Edmonds Police Department - LATERAL

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    Edmonds Police Department - LATERAL
    250 Fifth Ave. N
    Edmonds, Washington 98020
    Phone: 425-275-4615
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 02/26/2019

Community Information

The City of Edmonds and our 40,000 residents are at the center of a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 157,000. We are located just off Interstate-5 and three miles north of Seattle; Edmonds shares the dynamics and challenges of a large city but is still recognized as one of the safest communities in the region. With scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Edmonds offers Puget Sound access and a family friendly downtown. Learn more about our city here: http://www.edmondswa.gov/edmondswa.gov

Department Information

Recent States Hired From:   Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan and Idaho  Learn about us here: 

You are guaranteed this time off without using vacation or sick leave. That's 5+ patrol work weeks!

          $$$ OR BUY IT BACK! $$$
Entry $5300 * Lateral $6200*
Sell back up to 63% of that for cash & still have 94 hours.

*minimum amount DOQ

          SERVICE + FAMILY
•             4/4 patrol schedule + time off makes planning easier.
•          Enjoy positive work/life balance!

Today: Evaluating candidates for 3+ positions!
                Current Authorized Positions: 59

Lateral Officer or Academy Certified? 
Contact Sergeant Josh McClure to learn about our expedited process, agency opportunities and benefits.

Police Department Employment Highlights:

·        No revolving door!  Those who come to work here, stay here.

·        A great place to Live AND Work

·        A fun and rewarding work atmosphere

·        Outstanding community support  

·        Ongoing Training and Evolving Technology

·        Numerous Specialty Assignment Opportunities
(K9, Regional SWAT, Street Crimes, Detectives, Narcotics, Civil Disturbance Team and various instructor positions

·        Free Fitness Club Membership (Harbor Square)

·        Contemporary uniform options along with well-maintained vehicles, equipment

·        City contributing MEBT retirement (6.2%) and Deferred Compensation (4%).
(With our MEBT plan, there is no Social Security worry)

·        12-hour 4 On/4Off Patrol shifts and Comp, Kelly*, Holiday* and Vacation hour accruals with yearly buy-back* options!

Excellent pay and benefits!
Starting $66k (Entry); $80k (Lateral); $88k (Top)

Plus fitness, education and other incentives! Contact us for more info these.      

Area Information

  • Population Size: 41,000
  • County: Snohomish

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 None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF 2 Medical Requirements (WAC 415-104-595)   X
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Applicant must have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be a graduate of a municipal or regional Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Graduates from accepted out-of-state academies will be required to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Academy Equivalency Test within one year after employment with the Department. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Twenty-four months of full-time, paid service as a general authority law enforcement officer as defined in the RCW in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application. Tribal Officers may be accepted as lateral entry applicants if they have twenty-four months of full time, paid service with a Tribal Police Agency within Washington State and have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy and are eligible for peace officer certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. The applicant must not have any period of separation from law enforcement as defined in the RCW that exceeds three (3) years prior to application at the city of Edmonds. 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    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticReceipt of three or more moving violations (or any single violation of a potential life threatening violation, such as reckless driving, speed contest, suspect of a pursuit, etc.) within three years prior to application. Moving violations for which there is a factual finding of innocence shall not be included.
AutomaticInvolvement as a driver in two or more chargeable (at fault) collisions within three years prior to date of application.
AutomaticA conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within three years prior to application or any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drug Usage
AutomaticAny adult use or possession of a drug classified as a hallucinogenic within seven years prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAny adult use or possession of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAny other illegal adult use or possession of a drug not mentioned above (including cocaine) within three years prior to application for employment.
AutomaticAny illegal adult use or possession of a drug while employed in any law enforcement capacity, military police, or as a student enrolled in college accredited courses related to the criminal justice field.
AutomaticAny adult manufacture or cultivation of a drug or illegal substance.
AutomaticFailure to divulge to the Department any information about personal illegal use or possession of drugs.
AutomaticAny drug use of the applicant, during the course of the hiring process, where illegal drugs are detected by test or applicant admission.
PotentialAny illegal use or possession of a drug as a juvenile.
PotentialAny illegal adult use or possession of a drug that does not meet the criteria of the automatic disqualifiers specified above (e.g., marijuana use longer than one year ago or cocaine use longer than three years ago).
PotentialAny illegal or unauthorized use of prescription medications.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticConviction of any criminal offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law within three years prior to application.
AutomaticConviction for two or more misdemeanor offenses under Washington law as an adult.
AutomaticConviction of any offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).
AutomaticAdmission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).
AutomaticAdmission(s) of administrative conviction of any act while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers) involving lying, falsification of any official report or document, or theft.
AutomaticAdmission(s) of any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
AutomaticAdmission(s) of any criminal act, whether misdemeanor or felony, committed against children including but not limited to: molesting or annoying children, child abduction, child abuse, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, or indecent exposure. Acts of consensual unlawful intercourse accomplished between two minors shall not be included, unless more than four years difference in age existed at the time of the acts.
AutomaticHaving any outstanding warrant of arrest at time of application.
AutomaticAdmission(s) of administrative conviction or criminal convictions for any act amounting to assault under color of authority or any other violation of federal or state Civil Rights laws.
AutomaticAny admission(s) of administrative conviction or criminal conviction for failure to properly report witnessed criminal conduct committed by another law enforcement officer.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticAny material misstatement of fact or significant admission during the application or background process shall be disqualifying, including inconsistent statements made during the initial background interview or polygraph examination or discrepancies between this background investigation and other investigations conducted by other law enforcement agencies.
AutomaticAny forgery, alteration, or intentional omission of material facts on an official employment application document or sustained episodes of academic cheating.
AutomaticMissing any scheduled appointment during the process without prior permission.
AutomaticHaving been disciplined by any employer (including military) as an adult for abuse of leave, gross insubordination, dereliction of duty, or persistent failure to follow established policies and regulations.
AutomaticHaving been involuntarily dismissed (for any reason other than layoff) from two or more employers as an adult.
AutomaticHaving held more than seven paid positions with different employers within the past four years, or more than 15 paid positions with different employers in the past ten years (excluding military). Students who attend school away from their permanent legal residence may be excused from this requirement.
AutomaticResigning from any paid position without notice shall be disqualifying, except where the presence of a hostile work environment is alleged.
AutomaticHaving been academically dismissed from any CJTC certified basic law enforcement academy wherein no demonstrated effort has been made to improve in the deficient areas, except: subsequent successful completion of another CJTC basic law enforcement academy shall rescind this requirement.
AutomaticHaving been disciplined by any employer (including the military and/or any law enforcement training facility) for acts constituting racial, ethnic or sexual harassment or discrimination.
AutomaticUttering any epithet derogatory of another persons race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation.
AutomaticHaving been disciplined by any employer as an adult for fighting in the workplace.
AutomaticAny history of actions resulting in civil lawsuits against the applicant or his/her employer may be disqualifying.
AutomaticHaving undergone personal bankruptcy more than once; having current financial obligations for which legal judgments have not been satisfied; currently having wages garnished; any other history of financial instability or history of undertaking financial obligations over and above the means of the applicant to satisfy, as evidenced by late or nonpayment of debt obligations.
AutomaticAny other factor or combination of factors which can be objectively articulated and which bear a rational relationship to the significant or substantial duties and responsibilities normally and customarily assigned to the job classification being recruited for and which limits or prohibits the applicant from functioning successfully as a member of this department, or which would make the applicant a detriment to the department if hired. .

Current Hiring Status

Now recruiting for multiple 2019 positions!

Lateral Entry Proces
s: Please contact Sgt. Josh McClure for information on the lateral entry process and verification of your qualifications prior to starting the process with Public Safety Testing.  

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 under Civil Service Rules with any of the top twenty candidates being eligible for a Chief's interview and subsequent background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

Lateral Entry $80k a year topping out at $88k. Base salary without incentives

Excellent wages featuring additional incentive pay for education, physical fitness, longevity and specialty assignments.

Benefit Information

12 hour patrol shifts mean more days off than on, including twelve K-days a year, comp time, vacation time, annual holiday buyback and many weekends off.
Family healthcare, dental, orthodontics, vision, city paid premium health club membership, and city provided uniform dry-cleaning.

In addition to LEOFF II, Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT) with city contribution instead of social security, additional voluntary contribution options available in MEBT and Deferred Compensation.