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Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on March 10, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
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.
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.
# of Staff: 28
Currently we do not have any open position. We are interviewing to maintain an eligibility list.
Step 1 begins at $5,712.71 Step 5 at $6,847.24
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.
Battle Ground Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|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.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|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.|
|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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
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