Law Enforcement Officer Position

Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer

 

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Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 25, 2019

Community Information

The City of Battle Ground is a residential community located in Clark County, approximately 20 miles northeast of Vancouver, WA. The residents have easy access to the Portland-Vancouver metro area amenities. Battle Ground is a fast growing city with an active business community to serve their residents and visitors. Within a time frame of 30 minutes to 1.5 hours you can drive to the ocean beaches or savor the activities available at Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens or the Columbia River Gorge.

Department Information

The Battle Ground Police Department is a full-service, community-based law enforcement agency that consists of 28 sworn and professional staff members who are committed to providing the highest possible level of service to our community. Sworn positions include Uniform Patrol Operations, the Detective Division,  the Traffic Unit, a School Resource Officer, and assignments to the Southwest Regional SWAT Team. The department’s professional staff includes an Administrative Team. The department’s professional staff includes an Administrative Assistant, the Records Unit, a Property Evidence Technician.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of police services while working in partnership with our community to find solutions to crime and quality of life issues.

 

Area Information

County: Clark
Population: 21,520
# of Staff: 28

Hiring Status

We currently are hiring.

Salary Information

Step 1 begins at $5,519.53 Step 5 at $6,615.69

Benefit Information

The City of Battle Ground offers a benefit package that includes:


Ninety-six (96) hours annual leave to start.

Twelve (12) paid holidays computed at the time and one half pay rate. A yearly check is paid to each officer every November.

LEOFF retirement benefits.

Medical, dental and vision packages for employees and their family members.

The City provides all uniforms and equipment for officers, including vest, boots and weapon.

The City provides a $10,000 life insurance policy and a double indemnity for accidental death.

Educational incentive pay for Associate Degree (2%) and Bachelor Degree (4%).

Specialty pay (3%) if assigned to K-9, Detective, or School Resource Officer.

Longevity Incentive.

Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 21
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 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 2 Medical Requirements (WAC 415-104-595).
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete basic law enforcement academy after hire.
Other Each applicant will be subject to a background investigation, which will include reference checks, a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination as well as a medical and psychological examination.

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

Battle Ground 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.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic A DUI conviction, diversion, expungement or breath test refusal in the past five years.
Automatic More than one DUI conviction.
Automatic A misdemeanor driver's license suspension in the last five years.
Automatic An infraction driver's license suspension in the last three years.
Automatic Three or more hazardous traffic infractions in the last five years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Any illegal drug use in the last three years.
Automatic Any use of illegal narcotics after having been employed by a police or corrections agency, or in a police or corrections capacity (including reserve officers and military police officer).
Criminal Activity
Automatic A felony conviction under state or federal law as an adult (some juvenile convictions that don't involve sex crimes, crimes against persons, fraud or moral turpitude may be considered).
Automatic A misdemeanor conviction relating to sex crimes, crimes against persons, fraud or moral turpitude.
Automatic A misdemeanor domestic violence related arrest that leads to conviction, diversion or expungement.
Automatic Any attempt to elude conviction in the past seven years.
Automatic A conviction for minor in possession of alcohol in the last three years.
Automatic A conviction for minor in possession of alcohol in the last three years.
Automatic Any other misdemeanor conviction, diversion or expungement within the last three years.
Employment
Automatic Been previously employed by a police or corrections agency, or in a police or corrections capacity (including reserve officers and military police officer) and has since committed or violated federal, state or city laws pertaining to criminal activity.
Automatic Had police certification denied or revoked in this state or any other state.
Automatic Been terminated by another law enforcement agency for lying during an internal affairs investigation.
Automatic Lied during any part of the hiring process.
Automatic Submitted an application or personal history statement that has been falsified.

Contact Information

Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer

507 SW 1st Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604 Clark County
(360) 342-5009

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