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Issaquah Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Issaquah Police Department
    Post Office Box 1307
    Issaquah, Washington 98027-1307
    Phone: 425-837-3048
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 01/23/2018

Community Information

Issaquah is a residential community located on I-90 approximately 18 miles from downtown Seattle, at the south end of Lake Sammamish. The City's proximity to the greater Seattle area provides cultural and educational opportunities typically available in larger urban areas. The Puget Sound beaches and numerous lakes provide many recreation opportunities, Snoqualmie Pass is a 45-minute drive, and the many trails in the Issaquah foothills have earned the City the title of "Trailhead City". Schools are managed by the Issaquah School District, which has an excellent reputation for the programs, which serve students in its 100 square mile jurisdiction in and around Issaquah. Issaquah was incorporated in 1892, and operates with a Mayor/Council form of government. The City has approximately 27,000 residents with a day time population that swells to approximately 50,000. The City encompasses 10.65 square miles, and is experiencing growth as a result of economic and residential development. Issaquah is a full-service City with 240 regular employees. The City anticipates continued residential and commercial expansion, as well as the potential for substantial annexations, including a sizable master planned community and is a great place to raise a family and experience the variety of outdoor activities within the area.

Department Information

There are 64 full time police department employees with 33 Commissioned Officers. The City has it's own jail and a communications dispatch center. A new police station housing all Police staff and functions was opened in April 2000. The City is in constant growth and the police department is expected to grow larger in the next few years.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 34,000
  • 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 Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Disqualifying. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Disqualifying. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements 20/100 corrected to 20/20 X  
College Requirement 2 years of college preferred, not required    
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 consider the highest score received within the past one year    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years
Automatic3 or more moving violations in past 3 years
Automatic3 or more at-fault accidents in past 3 years
Drug Usage
AutomaticHave used marijuana within the past year.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity
AutomaticIllegal opiate use
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 3 uses total
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticThe use of ANY illegal drugs, except marijuana, within the past 3 years.
AutomaticHave ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
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 statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic2 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: DISHONESTY IN APPLICATION PROCESS/BACKGROUND
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.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of CJTC certified status, or suspension of current CJTC certified status.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Current Hiring Status

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

$6,041 - $7,743 ; depending upon length of employment additional incentive pay between 3 - 10%.

Benefit Information

Paid employee and family medical, dental and vision; paid leave plans, sick, vacation, holidays; deferred compensation program with employer match; paid tuition reimbursement assistance program and education for pay incentive program; a variety of specialty pays.