Law Enforcement Officer Position

Buckley Police Department - Police Officer



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Buckley Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on May 16, 2023
PST Partner Agency since June 12, 2019

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Buckley Police Department at 360-829-3157 and ask to speak to Assistant Chief Mike Northam.

Community Information


Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 5,200
# of Staff: 14

Hiring Status

Buckley Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.

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 Current Vacancies: 1

Salary Information

$6409 - $8000 Monthly 

Benefit Information

The city of Buckley offers a generous benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, LEOFF retirement, education incentive pay, and an assigned take home vehicle.

Buckley Police Department - Police Officer 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/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
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Buckley 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Automatic Pattern of Speeding tickets and other driving infractions.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 10 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic Illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
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 statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
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 current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Automatic Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Pattern of Bankruptcy, repossessions, late payments and/or bills in collection or excessive debt.

Contact Information

Buckley Police Department - Police Officer

146 S. Cedar St.
Buckley, WA 98321 Pierce County


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

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