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Bremerton Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on May 26, 2022
PST Partner Agency since December 27, 2013
In order to be invited to the Oral Examinations candidates must pass the physical and written tests, and then complete a City of Bremerton Application (with personal résumé.) Candidates can apply at http://www.bremertonwa.gov/169/Current-Jobs.
A one hour ferry ride - or thirty minute fast ferry ride - from downtown Seattle, Bremerton is truly a beautiful City where guests enjoy the downtown Harborside area. It includes Kitsap Conference Center, two hotels, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes and the Port of Bremerton Marina with 220 permanent slips and 100 for visiting boaters. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the Arts District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain Park and PSNS Memorial Plaza all located near the ferry terminal. Take a short walk across the Manette Bridge for more cafes and shopping. A few blocks north of downtown is Evergreen Rotary Park featuring the 9/11 Memorial and accessible playground. Gold Mountain Golf Course includes two 18 hole championship courses and disc golf is available at NAD Park. Our diversity has rewarded Bremerton with a thriving artistic and cultural community. Bremerton has nine unique neighborhoods with new affordable housing, excellent schools, 35 parks and many recreation programs. It will be easy to see why people are experiencing Bremerton and what a great place it is to live, work and play.
DEPARTMENT MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
- Mission: We service our community by enforcing the law, building relationships, and combating crime.
- Vision: The Bremerton Police Department's vision is to maintain a safe, desirable place to live, work, and visit.
- Values: We value leadership, integrity, and teamwork.
We strongly encourage all personnel to build, maintain, and grow relationships with the community and individual community groups.
The Bremerton Police Department is a WASPC Accredited Agency and is responsible for the maintenance of public order, responding to incidents of criminal activity, traffic control, criminal investigations, crime prevention, Homeland Security issues and other related public service. The Department currently consists of 1 chief, 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 8 sergeants, 8 corporals and 37 officers, and 13.5 civilian personnel and has an approximate 2021 annual budget of $12.7 million.
Population: 41,405 (2019 census)
# of Staff: 72.5
Bremerton Police Department - Police Officer has 4 vacancies.
The City is continually recruiting for Entry Level Police Officers. 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.
Upon passing PST testing, candidates must complete a City of Bremerton application with their resume attached at http://www.bremertonwa.gov/169/Current-Jobs in order to move forward in the process.
Oral Board Examination: Top qualifying applicants will be invited to participate in the Oral Examination. An examination panel will evaluate applicant's application packet and personal résumé and through an Oral Examination assess candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
Placement on the Civil Service register is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:
Written Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%
Physical Agility Examination - Pass/Fail
Oral Board Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%
- Base salary $76,897.60 - $94,723.20
- Premium pay for special assignments (Detective, K9, FTO, SRO, DET)
- Bilingual premium (3%) for employees who demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Department, the ability to communicate in Spanish, Mam, or American Sign Language
- Education incentive upon completion of probation: 2% Associate degree or equivalent; 4% Bachelor's Degree
MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSURANCE
Effective the first of the month following the date of hire, regular employees are eligible for the City's medical and dental insurance plans.
Currently, the City pays the premium for your choice of one of two health insurance plans, Group Health or Premera Blue Cross administered by the LEOFF Health and Welfare Trust. To cover dependents you pay 10% of the dependent premium. Dependents may be added when hired, within 30 days of birth or adoption, during the annual open enrollment, or if you have a qualifying event (e.g. marriage, divorce, spouse loss of job or medical coverage). Detailed coverage and rate information is available from Human Resources.
The City provides a dental plan through Washington Dental Service for both you and your dependents at no cost to you. Dependents must be added when you are hired, within 30 days of birth or adoption, or during open enrollment.
STIPEND IN LIEU OF MEDICAL COVERAGE
An employee who waives the right to obtain medical insurance coverage through the City and who provides proof of credible coverage through his/her spouse or other source shall be entitled to receive a stipend as follows:
Employee Only $150.00
Employee & Spouse $300.00
Employee, Spouse & 1 Dependent $350.00
Employee, Spouse & 2 Dependents $400.00
Employee & 1 Dependent $300.00
Employee & 2 Dependents $350.00
Employees shall be required to notify Human Resources, in writing, during open enrollment, of their desire to waive medical coverage, or at any time during the year if a qualifying event occurs which would change their status (e.g. marriage, divorce, spouse loss of job or medical coverage).
RETIREMENT MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
The City contributes thirty dollars ($30.00) per month on behalf of each employee to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) through Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA) trust.
The City provides a comprehensive retirement program through the Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF). If you have an account established in LEOFF prior to October 1, 1977, Plan 1 would apply. Otherwise, you will be enrolled in Plan 2.
You may choose from several plans. The City will match your contribution up to 5.5% of your base monthly wage. You may contribute with a minimum of $30 per month and a maximum annual combined (employer and employee) contribution of $20,500.
The City provides life insurance coverage in the amount of $200,000.
Bremerton Police Department - Police Officer 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||High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).|
|Driver's License Required||A valid Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record is required.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Mandatory Academy Rejection.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Read, speak and write the English language.|
Correctable to 20/20
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus with or without corrective lenses.
|Other||Upon passing the written and physical ability tests, applicants must complete a City of Bremerton Application (with personal résumé.). Candidates can apply at http://www.bremertonwa.gov/169/Current-Jobs.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Bremerton 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
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