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Milton Police Department - LATERAL

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    Milton Police Department - LATERAL
    1000 Laurel Street
    Milton, Washington 98354
    Phone: 253-922-8735
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/10/2007 | Last updated: 02/15/2019

Community Information


Department Information


Area Information

  • Population Size: 7,000
  • County: Pierce/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 Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Washington State driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State.   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
College Requirement DESIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED: AA degree or ninety (90) college credits in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field.    
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must be a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy and hold current certification with no break in service longer than a 24 month period OR a graduate of an equivalent training academy from a state that has reciprocity with the WSCJTC and hold current certification with no break in service longer than a 24 month period and must successfully complete the WSCJTC Equivalency Academy and examination after appointment. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Preferred. X  
Other Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.

Skill in operating police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons as required, ASP baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, pager, first aid equipment and personal computer and word processing software.

Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations;
Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions;
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions;
Ability to learn the City's geography.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
*Lateral Candidates are not required to complete the Physical Fitness Ability Testing*.

Candidates do not need to take the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency ONLY.

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
AutomaticYou have been convicted of D.U.I. within the past five years or have two or more D.U.I. convictions. A diversion of similar action (First Degree Negligent Driving) will be considered to be the same as a D.U.I. conviction.
AutomaticYou have had two or more driver's license revocations and/or suspensions during your lifetime for driving violations, point accumulation or failure to appear or pay fine.
AutomaticYour traffic history shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision making.
Drug Usage
AutomaticHave used marijuana within the last 5 years (if last used after the age of 21).
AutomaticHave used marijuana within the last 3 years (if last used under the age of 21).
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
AutomaticOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis
AutomaticHave ever illegally injected amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, barbiturates, or valium.
AutomaticHave ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny felony conviction or conviction of a gross misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticReceived a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, or less than honorably 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.
AutomaticYour work history shows a pattern of unexcused absences, discipline or discharge (carefully reviewed by agency).
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticYou do not successfully pass a department background process (i.e. polygraph, psychological, medical).
AutomaticYou have a pattern of excessive gambling.

Current Hiring Status

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 by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top fivecandidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information


Take home patrol car
Specialty Pay
Education Pay
Longevity Pay
90% Healthcare paid for employee and dependent. Employees receive a VEBA contribution of $100/month.

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental, Vision, Orthodontics, Life, 12 Paid Holidays yearly, Complete Uniforms, Jumpsuit (24/7) and Equipment Provided with a $750.00 Yearly Uniform Allowance, Currently Four Consecutive 10 hour shifts.