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Mill Creek Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Mill Creek Police Department
    15728 Main Street
    Mill Creek, Washington 98012
    Phone: 425-337-1115
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 02/12/2019

Community Information

Incorporated in 1983, the City of Mill Creek is located in Snohomish County, Wash., and is home to nearly 20,000 people. Mill Creek is a physically active community with 10 attractive neighborhood and community parks, more than 23 miles of nature trails, and recreational facilities that support diverse recreational opportunities. A vibrant, safe and friendly community, Mill Creek is a great destination for shopping and gathering. The award-winning Mill Creek Town Center and other business developments feature many fine retail shops and restaurants. Mill Creek offers an exceptional community experience, where natural beauty is preserved, neighborhoods flourish, businesses thrive and recreational opportunities abound. Mill Creek provides a hometown atmosphere with the culture and many of the amenities of urban living. The city is dedicated to providing exceptional public services to preserve and enhance the community’s quality of life.

Department Information

Since inception, the focus of the Mill Creek Police Department has been on quality service to the community. A high degree of police visibility and interaction with the citizens is the number one priority of the department. We are an active partner in local, county, and state education and enforcement programs. Our commitment to the community is to consistently provide uncompromising levels of service, safety, and security, while maintaining the ability to be flexible and responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of a vibrant and active city. Our motto is “At Your Service!”

The Mill Creek Police Department has 28 full-time employees, and several volunteers. Our commissioned officers may have opportunities to participate in special assignments to help grow their skill sets, including a regional SWAT team, growth of our K9 program, School Resource Officer program, Traffic focus, Corporal program, and more. We value our Officer’s individual interests and strengths and are always looking for ways to improve our operations, community safety, and community relationships. Most commissioned officers work 12 hour shifts with an alternating weekly schedule. Generally, new officers can expect to work overnight shifts after completion of the academy and field training, and all new officers are assigned a mentor in addition to their supervisor and training officers.

To learn more about the Mill Creek Police Department, visit our website.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 20,470
  • 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 II standards.   X
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete 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 consider all the scores from the same applicant    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
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.
AutomaticAny juvenile felony conviction.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.

Current Hiring Status

After oral board interviews are conducted on an as-needed basis, a ranked eligibility list is presented to the Civil Service Commission for certification. An individual candidate's ranking may change when other candidates are added to or removed from the ranked eligibility list. 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

2018: $5,368 - $7,195 per month

Benefit Information

On-the-job training program approved for veteran's G.I. Bill benefits. Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, accidental death & life insurance; 12 paid vacation days annually; 88 hours of banked holiday time; Social Security replacement program (MEBT); retirement benefits through Washington State Law Enforcement Officers' & Firefighters' (LEOFF) system. We also offer educational, longevity, and special assignment premiums.