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Ruston Police Department - LATERAL/BLEA Certified

  • Contact Information

    Ruston Police Department - LATERAL/BLEA Certified
    5219 N Shirley

    Ruston, Washington 98407
    Phone: 253-761-0272
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/20/2008 | Last updated: 02/26/2018

Community Information

Beautiful, historic Puget Sound town adjacent to Point Defiance Park, Zoo, Ferry to Vashon Island, and Ruston Way waterfront. Strong Mayor/Town Council form of government.

Department Information

24/7 coverage. A professional team of officers who work closely with the community and surrounding agencies. Strong community policing philosophy and values driven organization.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 750
  • County: Pierce

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 Valid Washington State Driver's License   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
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.    
Other Lateral (experienced) applicants for Ruston PD will be administered the written examination ONLY. Ruston PD does not require lateral candidates to complete the physical abilities test with Public Safety Testing.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 10 years.
PotentialDriving record will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 10 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 10 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticNo illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
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.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticWithdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Dishonesty/Theft/False Reporting.
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.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

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 five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of current vacancies: 1

Salary Information

$4290 to $4924 per month

+2.5% Incentive (Performance Based)

Benefit Information

We provide full medical dental and vision for the employee and spouse and we also participate the the LEOFF 2 state retirement system. We also provide paid vacation, sick leave, 11 holidays, and compensatory time. We also have an assigned vehicle program and offer supplemental insurance through Aflac.