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Sedro-Woolley Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Sedro-Woolley Police Department
    325 Metcalf Street
    Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284
    Phone: 360-855-0111
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 01/24/2019

Community Information

The City of Sedro-Woolley is a community of approximately 10,000 people located in the beautiful Skagit Valley, with the Skagit River forming part of the southern city limits. The city has a rich logging industry heritage and is currently experiencing steady residential and business growth. Sedro-Woolley is the "Gateway to the North Cascades", and is home to the North Cascades National Park Headquarters. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with easy access to both salt water and snow capped mountains.

Department Information

The Sedro-Woolley Police Department is a full service department providing 24-hour law enforcement services within the city limits. The department has an authorized strength of 17 sworn officers: 1 Chief, 3 Sergeants, 2 detectives and 11 patrol officers. In addition, the department has 1 administrative assistant, 2 records/evidence clerks, 1 code enforcement officer and 1 transcriptionist/data entry clerk. The department responded to approximately 10,000 calls for service in 2016 and anticipates a slight increase in 2017. The department has a hostage negotiator assigned to a county-wide response team as well as other specialty opportunities. The City of Sedro-Woolley has a newly constructed city hall, including offices for engineering, planning and the muni court. The new construction was added to the existing Public Safety Building. As a result the Public Safety Building was remodeled and the police department was expanded. We moved into the new facility in March, 2008.

Area Information

  • Population Size: ~10,000
  • County: Skagit

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  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20 X  
College Requirement Desirable, not required 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 only consider the most recent score    

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.

Current Number of Vacancies: 0

Salary Information

$5,224 - $6,429 per month (2018 rates)

Benefit Information

The city provides an excellent benefits package which compliments the competitive salary and includes Longevity Pay, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Medical, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Holiday Pay, Deferred Compensation program at officer's expense, Limited Tuition Reimbursement, and Take-Home Vehicle Program.