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Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral
Last updated on September 25, 2023
PST Partner Agency since April 22, 2021
Lateral candidates are not required to test through PST. Lateral candidates must complete the Personal History Statement (PHS) on the PST site and the City's employment application on the City of Bainbridge Island website.
Qualified lateral applicants are eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive payment. $2,500 is payable upon hire, and the remaining $2,500 is paid upon completion of the probationary period. At time of hire, lateral applicants will receive a one-time vacation accrual of 80hrs and shall accrue vacation hours consistent with their consecutive uninterrupted years of active service as a Criminal Justice Training Commission recognized law enforcement officer.
To be considered as a lateral police officer with the City of Bainbridge Island, you must:
- Have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) or be a graduate of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission;
- Have 12 months or more active law enforcement experience, which is calculated from the date you graduate BLEA; and
- Not have been separated from law enforcement for more than 24 months.
Once a City employment application has been received, the applicant can expect an email with further information on oral boards. Invitations to participate in the oral board process will be on a first come, first served basis.
Located just 35 minutes west of Seattle by ferry, Bainbridge Island is a community rich in history, culture and natural beauty, and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. A wonderful combination of farms, wineries, hiking trails and local arts welcomes visitors year round. Despite the City's growth from a small town of 2 square miles and 3,147 people to the entire 28 square miles of the island and a population of 23,000, Bainbridge Island has managed to preserve its friendly aura, island life charm, and natural environment. While quality commercial and governmental services are a necessary element of modern day life, the natural features which drew the original settlers to this area remain the most important attractions for today's residents. Balancing growth and development, while maintaining Bainbridge Island's unique blend of open space and natural beauty, are a high priority for the island's citizens.
Bainbridge Island Police Department is committed to excellence. We partner with the community to promote safety in our neighborhoods, schools, and the business community. We have 31 full-time employees including our amazing civilian team members.
# of Staff:
Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral has 2 vacancies.
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. Open positions are filled from the current Civil Service register using the Rule of 5. Candidates will be referred to the appointing authority (chief of police) for a background investigation and selection, as vacancies occur.
Number of current vacancies: 1
$6,934 - $8679 per month
Benefits include: vacation, sick leave and holiday pay; medical, dental, vision coverage; life insurance; long term disability; flexible spending accounts; LEOFF retirement plan; longevity pay; deferred compensation; physical fitness incentive; education incentive.
Lateral hires are eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive (half paid at time of hire; other half paid upon completion of 12-month probationary period). Lateral hires will receive a one-time vacation accrual of 80hrs and shall accrue vacation hours consistent with their consecutive uninterrupted years of active service as a Criminal Justice Training Commission recognized law enforcement officer.
Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|Minimum Age||21 years of age at application.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Must have a high school diploma or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||Must have a valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Each case will be judged on its own merit.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) or be a graduate of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Have 12 months or more active law enforcement experience, which is calculated from the date you graduate BLEA. Not have been separated from law enforcement for more than 24 months.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Other||Please note: Oral boards are held on a rolling basis.|
Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral 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.
Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Kitsap County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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