Law Enforcement Officer Position

Burlington Police Department - Police Officer



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Burlington Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 2

Community Information

Burlington is the "hub" of Skagit County. Located along Interstate 5, north of Mt Vernon. Agriculture provides a major employment base. The city has industrial development land close to the freeway and the Port of Skagit County regional airport. Burlington is the site of a major shopping mall with a multi-plex movie theatre, a large factory outlet center,and a thriving downtown business district. Just north of Burlington there is a casino and hotel/convention center. Burlington-Edison School District has five elementary schools, one high school. Skagit Speedway is just north of the city. Skagit Golf and Country Club, as well as the public 27-hole Avalon Golf Course are just outside the city limits.

Department Information

Our department currently has 27 commissioned officers. Of those officers, we have a Chief, Assistant Chief, Commander, 4 Sergeants, 1 Detective Sergeant, 3 detectives, 1 Community Resource Officer, and Community Service Officer.  We have 3 records personnel, one Evidence Technician and 1 Administrative Assistant. Our patrol vehicles are set up with MDTs including Spillman Public Safety software.  Specialty positions include SWAT, CNT, DT, Taser Instructor, EVOC, Active Threat Instructor, Bicycle patrol and Firearm Instructor.  Patrol is scheduled for 12 hour shifts.

Area Information

County: Skagit
Population: 8,400 residents
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Burlington Police Department - Police Officer has 2 vacancies.

Number of current openings: 2

Salary Information

$5,930.48 - $7,316.26 monthly

Benefit Information

Medical, Dental and Vision. We also have an education benefit and holiday pay. We offer FTO, DT, and Range Master pay.

Burlington 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 or 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
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Burlington 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 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic 2 or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal use of any dangerous drug or narcotic for other than experimentation.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of abuse of prescription medication.
Automatic Marijuana use within 1 year or while appointed as a peace officer.
Automatic Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor convictions, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
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.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Burlington Police Department - Police Officer

311 Cedar Street
Suite B
Burlington, WA 98233 Skagit County


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

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