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Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Entry)
Last updated on January 24, 2023
PST Partner Agency since February 01, 2021
The City of Bonney Lake is located in East Pierce County and remains one of the fastest growing cities in the County and Western Washington. With a population just over 21,000 (encompassing 7 square miles), the City provides well balanced opportunities for working, living and play/recreation. Bonney Lake is the perfect place for families and offers affordable housing, many shopping options, trails/parks, several lakes, an active community and great schools! We are the heart of the plateau with sweeping views of Mount Rainier from many vantage points throughout the City.
The Police Department enjoys great support from the community and the current administration, which includes the City Administrator, Mayor and Council. The department is comprised of a 32 Commissioned Officers (Police Chief, 2 Assistant Chiefs, 5 Sergeants, 25 Police Officers) and 7.5 Non-Commissioned Officers (2.5 Community Service Officers, 3 Records Clerks, a Confidential Administrative Assistant, and a Child Passenger Safety Manager). In addition, to the regular duties of a Police Officer. the department also offers opportunities for ancillary duties to include, but not limited to: Marine Services Unit, Investigations, Metro Tactical Response Team, Field Training Officer, Specialized Traffic Emphasis, Public Information Officer, School Resource Officer, Metro Collision Response Team, CJTC TAC Officer, Firearms Instructor and other opportunities.
# of Staff: 155
Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Entry) has 2 vacancies.
The City of Bonney Lake continuously accepts applicant scores from Public Safety Testing. 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. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of vacancies: 1
$82,649.04 -$101,642.88 Annually
The City of Bonney Lake provides a comprehensive health and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, orthodontia, employee assistant program, short and long term disability, and life insurance for employees and their eligible dependents. Vacation accrual begins at 12 days per year and increases with years of service. The City also recognizes 12 paid holidays (with in-lieu of holiday replacement time for police officers). Sick leave accrues at eight (8) hours per month. Employees are eligible for the LEOFF 2 retirement system through the WA State Department of Retirement Systems and also provides a deferred compensation match. Officers that reside within 15 miles of the City limits may also drive their assigned department squad car home.
Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Entry) 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||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20 to include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Must be able to pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Training Course.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Entry) 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.
Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Entry)
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 Pierce County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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