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Bothell Police Department - Dispatcher (Entry)



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Bothell Police Department - Dispatcher (Entry)

Last updated on March 02, 2022
PST Partner Agency since April 18, 2013

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

The City of Bothell may apply additional points for Peace Corps services as well as language skills.

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 65 commissioned officers  and 29 civilian employees. The Department is made up of four major divisions, Patrol Operations, Risk Management, Major Crimes 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 - Dispatcher (Entry) has 3 vacancies.

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Salary Information

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Benefit Information

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Bothell Police Department - Dispatcher (Entry) Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Typing Test Yes, required

The typing test is a critical component of your written test score and you are required to complete the online typing test within 90 days (before or after) your written exam. You will be allowed four (4) attempts at the typing test every seven (7) days and are responsible for selecting the score that you want PST to forward to the agencies you have applied with.

40 WPM; 90% Accuracy

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult See Automatic Disqualifers
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See Automatic Disqualifiers
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur
Dispatch Typing Test 40 WPM; 90% Accuracy

Bothell Police Department - Dispatcher (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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Potential All other uses of illegal drugs, including use as a juvenile will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential Adult felony convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Bothell Police Department - Dispatcher (Entry)

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


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

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