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Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since September 18, 2019
The initial deadline to complete your PST written exam, physical ability test and Personal History Statement (PHS) is November 1st. Position open until filled.
Lateral Officers are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Cle Elum Police Department at 509-674-2991 and ask to speak to Chief Bland .
The Cle Elum Police Department covers the towns of Cle Elum, Roslyn, and South Cle Elum
The Cle Elum/Roslyn/S. Cle Elum Police Department has an immediate fully funded positon open due to a recent retirement. The Police Department serves three communities in the Upper Kittitas County. If you are looking to live in a small town community where a quality of life offers four seasons of tremendous recreational activities such as hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, snow mobile and horseback riding, and all within an hour’s drive of Seattle, come visit Cle Elum and you will soon see why we are called the Heart of the Cascades.
The Cle Elum Police Department has 8 commissioned Officers, one Reserve Officer, Animal Control Officer and two Administration staff. Officers enjoy several benefits to include medical, dental, vision, VEBA, longevity pay, and incentive pay for: education, bilingual, EMT, Evidence Technician, DRE, and physical fitness. The base pay is $4449.04-$5406.67 DOE. Take home patrol cars are available for Officers living within a 10 mile radius of city limits. Officers belong to Teamsters Local Union #760. Patrol Officers work a 12 hr schedule that allows every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off throughout the year.
The Cle Elum Police Department is well supported by our communities. We operate under a Community Oriented Policing philosophy and interact with the citizens of the Upper County by participating and attending a variety of local events and venues. Even though our community is experiencing growth and changes, the small town policing philosophy will always be the key element in how we serve our communities.
Population: 3,500 - 4,000
# of Staff: 8 commissioned, 1 ACO, 1 Reserve, 2 Admin Staff
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.
$4,449 - $5,406 plus additional incentives
Incentive pay for specialties, Teamster medical, dental, vision, VEBA, Enhanced retirement
Cle Elum 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/Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Washington State Driver's License|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Disqualifer|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Subject to review in the background process|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Corrected to 20/20|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Department will sponsor candidate at CJTC|
|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|
Cle Elum 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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