Law Enforcement Officer Position

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)



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Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)

Last updated on November 03, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 10, 2019

Vacancies: 4

Important Information

We are currently accepting applications for Entry Level & BLEA Police Officers. The City of Bothell applies veterans preference points and may also apply additional points for Peace Corps services as well as language skills.

The City of Bothell currently requires as a condition of employment, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources prior to the candidates first day of employment.

***Lateral Officer Candidates do not need to test with PST, a completed City of Bothell application is all that is needed. The application can be found at ***

Community Information

The City of Bothell has a growing population of approximately 44,000 residents and encompasses an area of over 12 square miles. The City is just 11 miles north of Seattle and is located at the northern tip of Lake Washington. Centrally located in the Puget Sound Region, Bothell is within easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and Everett. While the Puget Sound region is legendary for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and cultural enrichment, the City of Bothell prides itself for its high quality of life with excellent schools, beautiful parks, safe neighborhoods, and professional city management. The City is home to several nationally known high-tech and biomedical companies and is also host to the University of Washington/Bothell Campus as well as Cascadia Community College. The City is committed to maintaining its "home town" atmosphere, while managing its growth responsibily to ensure a high quality of life for now and well into the future.

Department Information

The City of Bothell Police Department's mission is to protect life and property through professional service and a proactive partnership with our community. The Bothell Police Department has 77 commissioned officers and 35 civilian employees. The Department is made up of four major divisions, Operations, Special Operations, Investigations and Support Services. Each division is structured with different units providing many specialty services.

Area Information

County: King/Snohomish
Population: 44,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) has 4 vacancies.

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on a regular basis.

Number of Current Vacancies: 10

Salary Information

Please visit for the current salary and benefit information.

Benefit Information

Please visit the City of Bothell's Benefits Page for more info!

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

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 adult felony conviction.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See Disqualifiers.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English.
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/40
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Applicants for Academy Graduate Entry (BLEA Certified) into the Police Department shall be either a) graduates of the WSCJTC Basic Academy holding a current and valid certification through the WSCJTC; or b) trainees attending the WSCJTC Basic Academy who have successfully completed the mid-term examination and are scheduled for graduation from Academy within sixty (60) days of applying to be placed on the Academy Graduate Entry Eligibility List.
Other Honesty and Integrity are essential traits for a successful career in Law Enforcement. Any false statements, lack of candor, cheating, or failure to fully divulge requested information will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process.

Successfully pass a background investigation that includes a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination, and a psychological examination.

Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Public Safety Civil Service Commission standards.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified) 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
Automatic One or more traffic criminal convictions in the last three years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, Negligent 1st degree, etc.)
Automatic As an adult, any conviction for Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run within three years prior to application for employment.
Automatic Any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Potential As an adult, any conviction or admission(s) of Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run more than three years prior to application for employment.
Potential All additional driving and moving offenses will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use, sale or distribution of ANY illegal controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity (includes military police)
Automatic As an adult, any sale, manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal controlled substance within five years prior to application for employment.
Potential As an adult, any illegal possession or use of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
Automatic As an adult, any other illegal possession or use of an illegal controlled substance other than marijuana within three years prior to application for employment.
Potential All other uses of illegal drugs, including use as a juvenile will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Potential Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Admission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or anytime while employed as a police officer (including military police officers).
Automatic Any conviction under a domestic violence statute as an adult.
Potential Any unlawful sexual conduct.
Potential Any admissions of having committed any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Pending criminal proceedings or under investigation for a crime.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
Potential Employment history with pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, terminations, or resignation in lieu of termination.
Potential Willful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support.
Potential Unfavorable credit history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection.
Automatic Failure to disclose and divulge any potentially disqualifying information on background questionnaire.
Automatic Lying or intentionally failing to disclose potentially disqualifying information during any stage of the hiring process; including all testing phases and the background investigation.
Automatic Falsification of the application, personal history questionnaire or other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Potential Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Potential Applicants who maintain on-going relationships with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.

Contact Information

Bothell Police Department - Police Officer (BLEA Certified)

18410 101st Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011 King/Snohomish County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

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