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Arlington Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on October 05, 2019
The Arlington Police Department is composed of 29 commissioned officers, 2 reserve officers and 6 civilian employees. The police department protects and serves the public and property within the City limits by maintaining law and order, deterring and preventing crime, and apprehending criminals. The community experiences crimes typically seen in more densely populated cities. Therefore, officers are handling a wide variety of complex calls and investigations that are typical of larger departments. Pay, benefits, equipment, training, and leadership are all excellent.
GREAT SCHEDULE: The majority of officers are on one of two patrol teams. The patrol teams work a 12-hour schedule that is patterned in such a way that every officer has every other weekend off as a three-day weekend.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENTS: Full-time opportunities for officers may include: Investigations, Airport Resource Officers/Canine Officers, Traffic Enforcement, Drug and Gang Task Force, Violent Offender Taskforce, Region SWAT, Proactive Anti-Crime Team, Community Outreach Team, and School Resource Officer program.
Optional collateral duties may include Field Training Officer, Rangemaster, EVOC Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Skills Instructor, Crisis Intervention Team, Honor Guard, Explorer Post Advisor, Peer Support Team, and Reserve Officer Advisor. Some collateral duties may be eligible for up to 4% incentive pay.
Population: 18,270 as of 2013
# of Staff:
Current number of vacancies: 1
As of 07/01/2018 per the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Salary Range: $5,618- $7,074
Step A: $5,618 ($67,416/year)
Step B: $5,883 ($70,596/year)
Step C: $6,161 ($73,932/year)
Step D: $6,452 ($77,424/year)
Step E: $6,755 ($81,060/year)
Step F: $7,074 ($84,888/year)
The above DOES NOT INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MONTHLY COMPENSATION FOR a college degree, longevity and specialty assignments. College Degree Incentive is 2% for an Associates, 4% for a Bachelors Degree and 6% for a Masters Degree. Longevity is 2% for 6 years of Service, 4% for 9 years of Service, 6% for 12 years of Service and 8% for 18 years of Service.
UP TO A $10,000 BONUS FOR LATERALS, CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES FOR DETAILS
Employee: Employees pay 1% of Top Police Officer Pay Range ($70.74 as of July 1, 2019) towards the monthly premium for medical and vision insurance and the City pays the remainder and 100% for dental, employee assistance program, long-term disability, group life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Eligible dependents: Employees pay 1% of Top Police Officer Pay Range ($70.74 as of July 1, 2019) towards the monthly premium for medical and vision insurance and the City pays the remainder and 100% for dental
Employer funds employee HRA account monthly: $166 without dependents; $333 with dependents.
Enrollment in Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Deferred Compensation
Holiday Pay: 144 hours.
Vacation accrual of 8-16 hours per month (increasing with longevity)
Sick leave accrual of 12 hours per month.
Longevity pay: 2%-8% per month. As mentioned above.
Education incentive pay: 2%-6% per month.
Uniforms and equipment provided by Employer on a Quartermaster System. Dry cleaning is provided by the city. However, per the current CBA Detective are given a $1000 uniform allowance per year.
Arlington Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid; Washington State|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||No felony convictions.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF II minimum medical and health standards.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||WCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) must be completed within one year of hire date.|
Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.
This agency does not allow remote testing.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/ Access Scores||As they are provided by Public Safety Testing.|