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Forks Police Department - CORRECTIONS

  • Contact Information

    Forks Police Department - CORRECTIONS
    500 E. Division Street
    Forks, Washington 98331
    Phone: 360-374-2223
    Department Website

Agency Added: 07/07/2004 | Last updated: 08/14/2018

Community Information

The Forks Police Department is a rural community on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Port Angeles is the nearest city, some 60 miles to the East on Hwy. #101. Forks is nestled in the forests of several private timber companies, and is near the Olympic National Park. Forks is within miles of the Pacific Ocean. There are plenty of beach hikes available in the area, and numerous rivers for Steelhead and Salmon fishing. The City is also located near several American Indian Reservations, and enjoys sharing cultural awareness with each other. The City has one elementary school, one middle school, and one Senior High School. Forks High School has been designated a "high tech high" due to their focus on computers for the future. Also located in downtown Forks is an annex for Peninsula Community College. Forks is located about an hour drive from Port Angeles. From Port Angeles, you can hop a ferry to Victoria, Canada for the day or weekend. Another hour and a half with get you to Silverdale for shopping, and Bremerton is a short drive from there.

Department Information

The Forks Police Department has a Patrol Division, made up of one police chief and five officers. The department also operates its own 40 bed jail facility. The department pays for uniforms, and longevity incentive pay. The Police Officers and Corrections Staff are represented by Teamsters Local #589. There is one union staff member who is responsible for all records of the department and maintains control and audit trails regarding all evidence and property. City of Forks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 3,200
  • County: Clallam

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   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements 20/50 corrected to 20/25 X  
College Requirement 2 year preferred - not required    
Prior Experience Requirement Taken into consideration - none required   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    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions (not traffic infractions) in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 8 years
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 5 years
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 10 years
AutomaticHit and run, 10 years
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticPattern of abuse/illegal use of prescription medications.
AutomaticIllegal use of LSD, PCP or other hallucinogens, and other dangerous drugs more than 15 times in a lifetime, and no use within the last 10 years.
AutomaticNo marijuana use within five years of application.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered 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.
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

Current Hiring Status

Number of current openings: 1

Salary Information

2018 Salary: $2,781.90 - $3,333.63 / month.

Benefit Information

Family coverage paid by City for medical/dental/vision/life/VEBA.  We currently have a cost share for medical ranging from ($25-$50). Optional deferred compensation plan.  PSERS retirement.