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Snoqualmie Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Snoqualmie Police Department
    34825 SE Douglas Street
    Snoqualmie, Washington 98065
    Phone: 425-888-3333
    Department Website

Agency Added: 02/06/2008 | Last updated: 12/07/2018

Community Information

The City of Snoqualmie is located 30 miles east of Seattle, and less than 25 minutes travel time from the suburban centers and amenities of Puget Sound's eastside communities. The city is graced by Snoqualmie Falls, one of the top tourist attractions in the state. The Snoqualmie Police Department provides police services to the City of Snoqualmie (pop. 12,800) and the City of North Bend (pop. 6,280). The combined population of these two cities is approximately 19,000. The city operates under a Mayoral/Council form of government, with the city administrator serving as chief operating officer.

Department Information

The Snoqualmie Police Department is comprised of; Chief of Police, Captain, 4 Sergeants, 16 patrol officers and 4 support staff. The Department is a member of the CSPA (Coalition of Small Police Agencies), which includes shared training, a major crimes investigations team and a special operations team. Beginning in March, 2014, we began servicing the City of North Bend for Police Services. The Department is committed to the philosophy of community policing in partnership with the citizens of Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 12,700
  • County: King

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 None.    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes    
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20    
Other Ability to pass extensive background check, including polygraph, medical and psychological exams.

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 all the scores from the same applicant    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic2 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Automatic1 or more at-fault accidents in past 2 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIllegal opiate use.
AutomaticHallucinogen use within past 7 years. No more than 2 uses total.
AutomaticIllegal use of 3 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 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 5 years.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
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.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic3 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
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 certified status, or suspension of current CJTC 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 three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Number of current vacancies: 1


Salary Information

Salary: $5,363-$7,167 monthly DOE, plus benefits (2018 rates)

Benefit Information

100% paid medical, dental, orthodontia and vision insurance coverage for employees and dependents

Membership in the LEOFF2 Retirement System

Deferred compensation investment plan with up to $150 a month match by City of Snoqualmie

Employee assistance program

City of Snoqualmie Wellness program

Educational incentive, $100 per month for AA, and $200 per month for BA, for approved fields of study

Longevity pay

$300,000 life insurance

80 hours vacation per year starting (increases with longevity)

Current work schedule: 5 days on, 5 days off, 5 days on, 4 days off