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Auburn Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on January 15, 2020
The City of Auburn is a diverse community that provides services to Auburn citizens living in both King County and Pierce County. In addition, parts of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation also are within the boundaries of the City of Auburn.
Join a police force where you can make a difference in the community you serve, that’s small enough where you can be a part of cases from start to finish, and busy enough to challenge you, keep you constantly learning, and provide professional fulfillment! Join the Auburn Police Department (APD).
Being a part of Team APD isn’t just another job - it’s an opportunity to start and build your career in policing and public safety. Pursue (and get pay incentives for): Community Response Team (CRT), Motorcycle Patrol, K-9 Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Hostage Negotiator, Valley SWAT, Detective, Field Training Officer, and Defensive Tactics Instructor.
We are committed to helping our Officers grow through continuous training opportunities, a mentoring program, and promotional track. A new Officer’s salary starts at $67k/year, and you can make up to $88k after five years. We also offer pay incentives if you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or if you want to continue your education while on the force.
# of Staff:
Auburn Police Department - Police Officer has 6 vacancies.
Number of Current Vacancies: 6
Candidates testing on or after April 1, 2019, who pass the written test with Public Safety Testing (PST) with a score of 70% or higher, will be invited to interview.
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.
Applicants who can furnish evidence of having been awarded a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice (Law and Justice, Society and Justice), Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Business, Political Science, Public Administration or other police related degrees as reasonably determined by the Chief Examiner from an accredited four-year college will receive 5% credit to their final examination score, provided the applicant has received a minimum passing grade in such examination
$79,136.16 - $94,322.88 annually
City of Auburn offers generous medical, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance plans.
Auburn Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Minimum Age||20 1/2 years old.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Disqualifier|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
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|
|Request/ Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Auburn Police Department - Police Officer Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.