Law Enforcement Officer Position

Brewster Police Department - Lateral



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Brewster Police Department - Lateral

Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since May 16, 2012

Important Information

Lateral Applicants Only.  Do not apply if you do not meet the experience qualification.

The Brewster Police Department is looking for qualified lateral and entry level police applicants. SALARY RANGE: $4,351 - $4,842 based on years of experience. Benefits include longevity & educational pay, 93% health insurance paid, Spanish speaking incentive pay. $10,000 sign on bonus for lateral only. Interested applicants should contact the Brewster Police Department Civil Service Secretary for confirmation of minimum qualifications. Brewster Police Department Civil Service PO Box 1074 Brewster, WA 98812. Phone (509) 689-2331. Click here to download the application closing August 30, 2019. Application can be submitted to Application fee waived.

If you would like to apply, please fill out the application and send it via email to

Community Information

Located right on the Columbia River between the Okanogan and Methow Rivers. Brewster is primarily a agriculture community that is starting to see an increase in its summer tourism. Brewster is ideally situated for those who love outdoor activities and recreation. From hiking to hunting and everything in between, and it is right at your door step.

Department Information

The Brewster Police Department is a progressive and pro-active department in North Central Washington. The priority of the department is to provide the highest level of professional and effective service to the citizens of Brewster and the surrounding area. Officers are very self motivated to provide quality service to the community, and that in return has earned their respect and support. Though a small department the opportunity to learn a broad range of Law Enforcement skills is readily available. Officers handle cases from the start to the end.

Area Information

County: Okanogan
Population: 2,300
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

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.

Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

$4,351 - $4842/mo

Longevity 2-7%.

Education Incentive 1.5-2.5%,

Foreign Language Stipend

Possible sign on bonus.

Benefit Information

2011- Teamsters Union Medical Plan B & Vision, WA Dental.

Officer and family coverage fully paid by city.

Take home vehicle,

All Equipment/Uniforms provided,

11-2.5x pay Annual Holidays,

96-180hrs Annual Vacation,

96hrs Annual Sick Leave.

Brewster Police Department - Lateral 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 Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Current valid US driver's license and ability to obtain WA driver's license at time of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions of any kind.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Applicants must have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be qualified to take the one week Washington Equivalency course.
Prior Experience Requirement Applicants must be currently employed as a full-time employee of a public law enforcement agency in a comparable position to that being applied for; have successfully completed that agency's required probationary period; and if applicable for the position, have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be qualified to take the one week Washington Equivalency course; and must have been employed continuously for the past 24 months in the public law enforcement agency where he/she is currently employed.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Brewster Police Department - Lateral 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 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of legal and illegal drug use.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
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 statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: Improper Background, Dishonesty in application.
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 Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Brewster Police Department - Lateral

105 S 3rd ST
PO BOX 1074
Brewster, WA 98812 Okanogan County