Law Enforcement Officer Position

Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral

 

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Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral

Last updated on August 30, 2021
PST Partner Agency since April 22, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

Lateral Candidates are not required to test through PST.  Lateral candidates must complete the Personal History Statement (PHS) on the PST site to begin the application process.

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.

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.

If you meet the qualifications above, complete the Personal History Statement (PHS) on the Public Safety Testing website to begin the application process. Once the PHS is received by the agency, qualified applicants will be invited to complete the City of Bainbridge Island employment application. Invitations to participate in the oral board process will be on a first come, first served basis.

Community Information

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.

Department Information

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 and little turn-over in employment.

Area Information

County: Kitsap
Population: 23,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral has 1 vacancy.

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 3. 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

Salary Information

$6,531.00 - $7,740.00 Monthly per month

Benefit Information

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.

Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination 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 None.
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.
Other Please note: Oral boards are held on a rolling basis.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

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.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DWI, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver’s license for any cause other than an administrative suspension, within the past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in the past 3 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in the past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Any illegal use, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance (excluding marijuana) as an adult, within 3 years prior to application.
Automatic Conviction or admission of the illegal use of any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any felony conviction as an adult.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Employment
Automatic Failing to be truthful or honest, by act or omission, at any stage of the hiring process; including training and certification.
Automatic Dishonorable Discharge, Bad Conduct Discharge, or dismissed from any branch of the US Armed Forces, except for reasons of sexual orientation.
Automatic Involuntary termination from a tenured position with a Law Enforcement agency.
Automatic Certification, denied or revoked, for misconduct in this or another state.
Automatic Three (3) terminations or resignations in-lieu of termination in the past 5 years prior to application.
Financial
Automatic Conviction for failure to pay income tax, or judicial finding of failure to pay child support.

Contact Information

Bainbridge Island Police Department - Lateral

625 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Kitsap County
206-842-5211

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)


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