Law Enforcement Officer Position

Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral or Exceptional)



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Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral or Exceptional)

Last updated on April 27, 2022
PST Partner Agency since February 01, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

Lateral and Exceptional Entry should apply on the City of Bonney Lake's website. Applicants start the process in the oral board stage. Field Training is shortened and starting pay is adjusted, depending upon experience. 

To apply, please visit the City's Employment Page.

Community Information

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.

Department Information

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.

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 21,400
# of Staff: 155

Hiring Status

Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral or Exceptional) has 1 vacancy.

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

Salary Information

$6,82-$7,637 (current collective bargaining agreement currently being negotiated)

Benefit Information

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 (Lateral or Exceptional) 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
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.
College Requirement Education premiums paid per collective bargaining agreement 
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy or eligible for Equivalency.
Prior Experience Requirement Must be employed as a full-time, commissioned Police Officer for at least two years. 
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 (Lateral or Exceptional) 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

A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within ten years prior to application or any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.

Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.


Conviction of any criminal offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law within three years prior to application.


Conviction for two or more misdemeanor offenses under Washington law as an adult.


Conviction of any offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).


Admission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony (including felony-misdemeanor offenses) under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).


Admission(s) of administrative conviction of any act while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers) involving lying, falsification of any official report or document, or theft.


Admission(s) of any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.


Recent or ongoing affiliation with, and/or support of, an organization or group which advocates the overthrow of the United States Government, or whose professional goals are contrary to the interests of public and welfare of the community.

Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified their application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.

Military Record: Must have been discharged from the Military under honorable conditions. Any discharge other than honorable will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Missing any scheduled appointment during the process without prior permission.


Any material misstatement of fact or significant admission during the application or background process shall be disqualifying, including inconsistent statements made during the initial background interview or polygraph examination or discrepancies between this background investigation and other investigations conducted by other law enforcement agencies.


Any forgery, alteration, or intentional omission of material facts on an official employment application document or sustained episodes of academic cheating.

Contact Information

Bonney Lake Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral or Exceptional)

18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 Pierce County


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

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