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Prosser Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Prosser Police Department
    601 7th Street
    Prosser, Washington 99350
    Phone: 509-786-2332
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 12/13/2018

Community Information

Prosser is located on the Yakima River between Yakima and Tri-Cities. The location is ideal for those wanting the convenience of city life with the benefits of rural living. I-82 provides a short commute to either Yakima or Tri-Cities. The main industries in the area are agriculturally based. Of course, the wine industry is a major draw to the valley and brings visitors from the entire region. The school system has a reputation for being one of the best in the area, and the Prosser Mustangs have been to the state football championships several times in the last 12 or 13 years. There are numerous higher education facilities within a 30 minute drive. Columbia Basin Community College, WSU Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley Community College and Heritage College are all very close. The weather is mild most of the year, allowing for a wide variety of crops to be grown. Some type of fruit or vegetable is being harvested from June through October. Recreation opportunities include boating activities on both the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. The Snake River is also just a short drive away. There are several major ski areas within driving distance and golf courses abound. There are many adult and youth sports programs and the City’s Parks and Rec division offers community schools during the winter.

Department Information

The Prosser Police Department has thirteen commissioned Police Officers, a Records Clerk/Administrative Assistant and a part time Administrative Secretary. The Officers include the Chief of Police, three Patrol Sergeants, and a School Resourse Officer (SRO). Currently, the Officers are working twelve-hour shifts. Because the Department is small, Officers are afforded many opportunities that are not available in larger agencies. Officers are expected to gain expertise in peripheral duties and then train fellow Officers. Thus, an Officer may be assigned road duty, but will also be able to operate an evidence room, teach self-defense, qualify other officers in marksmanship, or investigate a major crime scene.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 5,714
  • County: Benton

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  
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.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    

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 three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.

Number of Current Vacancies: 2

Salary Information

$3898 through $4976

Benefit Information

State of Washington Retirement (PERS)
Vacation Accruals
Sick Leave
Holiday Pay
Floating Holiday
Comp Time
Shift Pay
Longevity Pay
Education Allowance