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Pasco Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Pasco Police Department
    PO Box 293
    Pasco, Washington 99301
    Phone: 509-545-3408
    Department Website

Agency Added: 04/21/2003 | Last updated: 03/08/2018

Community Information

The City of Pasco is located at the confluence of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers and is, therefore, a gateway to the agriculturally rich Columbia Basin. Pasco enjoys great weather, with nearly 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. This wonderful weather, combined with the area's waterways enables residents and visitors to enjoy many outdoor activites from water sports, golf, wine touring to outdoor theater.

Department Information

The City of Pasco continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in Washington State with a population of 70,000 people. The Police Department strives to provide unparalleled service. This is accomplished by following a community policing philosophy that is based on partnerships with the community to provide a safer and better quality of life while reducing the fear of crime. Officers work closely with citizens to build on those partnerships as well as to develop and maintain the highest level of trust. 

The Police Department's staff of 71 commissioned officers and 10 support staff are responsible for police services to over 36 square miles. We have specialty assignments that include Detective, Canine, School Resource Officer, SWAT, Street Crimes Unit and Drug Task Force officers.

The department offers non-traditional work schedules such as, patrol with a 10 hour 40 minute work day (average 15 days per month) and detective schedule of 4-10 hour days per week. As well as many opportunities for specialized training and career development as instructors, DRE's and promotional opportunities. We provide state of the act equipment with advanced technology. 

Commissioned officers are assigned to the partner car program.  

Area Information

  • Population Size: 70,000
  • County: Franklin

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    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing. It is required for the candidates to complete the PST Physical Ability Test prior to the oral boards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
PotentialApplicant's driving record and history will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
PotentialPossessed any of the following in the last five years other than within the scope of your employment: (a) Methamphetamine; (b) Cocaine in any form; (c) Heroin; or (d) Hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialPattern of illegal use of prescription medication or pattern of use of controlled substance(s)
PotentialAll illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny gross-misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity..
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticSale of drugs (legal &/or illegal controlled substances)
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
PotentialJuvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed
AutomaticDishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticUntruthfulness during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsification on the application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
PotentialFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticExposed tattoos which cannot be covered by a standard uniform of the day.

Current Hiring Status

Number of current openings: 0

Salary Information

$31.35/hour ($65,208 annually) entry Level - top Step $38.10/hour ($79,248 annually).

Plus education incentive AA 3% - 5%, BA 6% - 10%

Additional incentive for bi-lingual skill, canine, SWAT and detective.


Benefit Information

Medical/dental insurance/vision (employee+family). Per-tax flexible spending account available.

$15,000 city paid life insurance.

Generous paid vacation and paid sick leave.

Department provided Uniform, uniform cleaning and equipment. 

10.40 per day patrol work schedule (average 15 days per month), detectives work 4-10 hour days per week.