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Blaine Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on October 05, 2019
Blaine is a busy border community at the northwest corner of Washington State. Its northern city limit borders Canada & the saltwater of the Salish Sea forms our western boundary. Blaine is nestled between British Columbia, San Juan Islands and Cascade Mountain recreational areas. It’s natural environment and access to affordable housing makes Blaine an excellent location for career and family. We support an award winning K-12 school district: several colleges and 3 universities are in commuting distance. The police department enjoys strong community support and works within a collaborative management framework in a City Manager / Council form of government. Blaine's annual budget is approximately 35 million dollars: about 55 FTEs work for city government.
Blaine Police Department is a busy full service law enforcement and public safety agency serving a diverse business and residential community with a staff of 11 full-time officers, 2 support staff and a solid volunteer core of commissioned reserve police officers and trained auxiliary members. Officer collateral duty assignments include SRT and School Resourcing. Blaine's northern city limit is the US/Canadian border. Two large Customs Ports of Entry, two salt water marinas, a rail line and a portion of the I-5 freeway corridor are within its jurisdiction. Blaine officers work closely with federal agencies including US Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, and international agencies including RCMP and Canada Border Services. Blaine PD provides officer-issued patrol cars, quality equipment and technologies to help officers pursue the agency’s public safety mission. Our officers are engaged in their community and enjoy strong public support.
# of Staff:
of current vacancies: 0
Blaine Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|College Requirement||2 year college or direct work experience PREFERRED, NOT REQUIRED.|
Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.
This agency does not allow out of state testing.
Blaine 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.