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Ocean Shores Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Ocean Shores Police Department
    577 Point Brown Ave NW
    Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
    Phone: 360-289-3331
    Department Website

Agency Added: 01/14/2011 | Last updated: 06/19/2018

Community Information

The City of Ocean Shores, Washington is 1 ½ hours west of Olympia, Washington and is located right on the ocean. Ocean Shores is nationally known for having an excellent atmosphere for relaxation, maintaining an exceptional quality of life, a low crime rate, and a fantastic area for fishing and hunting. The City is approximately 9 square miles and has 6 miles of beachfront and 26 miles of interconnected freshwater lakes and canals. Ocean Shores has approximately 6000 full time residents and experiences nearly 5 million visitors annually.

Department Information

The Ocean Shores Police Department is a proactive, professional organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The department consists of a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, two sergeants, seven patrol officers and one Records Clerk. Dispatch is accomplished in a regional setting. Patrol officers work rotating shifts with a 12-hour shift plan. Rotation is every four months. The department operates under a department wide community policing philosophy with neighborhood watch presentations. Specialized assignments are available on the Fresh Waterways Marine Patrol, Detective and as an FTO. The Department utilizes 4 wheel drive vehicles and has a take home patrol car program.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 6,000
  • County: Gray's Harbor

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 Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance. X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes, good reading, comprehension and writing. X  
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF standards. 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 only consider the most recent score    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 2 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 20 years. No more than 0 uses total (never used).
AutomaticIllegal use of 2 or more different controlled substances.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
AutomaticIllegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 3 times in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor convictions, 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.
AutomaticCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

All interested candidates should have their testing and PFAT completed by the 19th of March, as the Ocean Shores Police Department will draw its list from PST on March 20, 2018.  The top twenty (20) candidates for Entry Police Officer with a Written Test score of 70% of higher will be invited to attend an Oral Board Interview. The Oral Board Interviews will be held March 27, 2018. There are currently two (2) vacancies.

Current Number of Vacancies: 2

Salary Information

Basic entry level starts at $5,097.

Benefit Information

11 paid holidays: vacation 8 hrs per month with increases based on years of service; sick leave 8 hrs per month with max accrual of 1320 hrs. -100% cash out on retirement; Medical/dental; Life insurance; Uniform - initial uniform provided and $700 per year uniform allowance; Longevity, shift differential, and education reimbursement plan; Deferred compensation plan; and LEOFF retirement plan.