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Camas Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since March 18, 2015
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Camas Police Department at 360-834-4151 and ask to speak to Captain Shyla Nelson.
Situated in the eastern hilly portion of Clark County, Washington lies the City of Camas, home to approximately 21,000 residents and several large, hi-tech manufacturing industries. Located along the banks of the Columbia River, this "small" city has become a "big" player in the locating of international companies. Rising gently over the western half of the City, Prune Hill has become a showcase for large homes that provide expansive views of downtown Portland, OR, the Columbia River, and Mt. Hood. Descending from the top of the hill, one enters Historic Downtown Camas, the vibrant social, cultural and economic hub of the community. The City values revitalizing the charming downtown while maintaining and restoring it's historic integrity. From its origins over 100 years ago as a paper-mill town, which still boasts a mill operated by Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Camas has expanded, developed, and successfully blended a mix of cultures, values, and vision. Prioritizing the quality of life for all residents has made Camas a truly unique community. Camas School District has strong community support. Camas has enjoyed a strong reputation for academic achievement. Students consistently score among the highest when compared to other districts in Southwest Washington.
The Camas Police Department currently has 29 sworn police officers who are committed to protecting our community. Specialty positions include: Detectives, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, SWAT, and Honor Guard.
The Department motto is "No Call Too Small." Camas officers take pride in the level of service they are able to provide the community and in their performance, especially:
• Proactively seeking out criminal activity.
• Aggressively pursuing traffic complaints and concerns.
• DUI enforcement.
• As well as the myriad of service calls that we respond to from the unlocking of automobiles, to helping you find your missing dog.
We encourage citizens to approach officers with questions or concerns they may have.
• 5/4 work schedule
• Nice facility with fitness center
• New fleet cars every 3 years
• Dry cleaning provided
# of Staff:
Camas Police Department - Police Officer has 2 vacancies.
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 ten".
Number of Current Vacancies: 1
PAY: Salary: $5807-$6934/month (2018 rates)
Financial incentives include;
1% for AA Degree
3% for a BA Degree
1% Accreditation Premium
4.5%-6.5% Master Patrol Officer (after 6 years of service)
1.5% Premium (for some designated positions/assignments)
The City has a complete benefit package that includes: medical, dental, and vision coverage for the full family, life insurance,employee assistance program, pension with the Washington State LEOFF system,vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
In addition, employees receive 138 hours annually in lieu of holidays, which can either be used as additional time off, or can be cashed out. This is separate from normal vacation and sick time accruals.
Camas 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||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||If the act (that would have been an adult felony) was one of violence, that act alone will be an eliminator. Otherwise, the juvenile record of the applicant will be evaluated differently than the conviction of an adult.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet Leoff 2 Medical Requirements (WAC 415-104-595)|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Must successfully complete basic law enforcement academy after hire.|
|Current Hiring Status|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Camas 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.
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