Law Enforcement Officer Position

Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer



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Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 17, 2022
PST Partner Agency since September 18, 2019

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

We are compiling an elegibility list for both entry level and laterals for anticipated openings in 2023.


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  Sgt. Albo.

Community Information

The Cle Elum Police Department covers the towns of Cle Elum and Roslyn

Department Information

The Cle Elum/Roslyn Police Department is compiling an eligibility list for both laterals and entry level officers. The Police Department serves two 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 9 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, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor and Physical Fitness. The base pay is $5,107-$6,206 DOE. Medical benefits in retirement is offered at a significantly reduced rate for the employee and their spouse through the union.  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.

Area Information

County: Kittitas
Population: 3,500 - 4,000
# of Staff: 9 commissioned, 1 ACO, 1 Reserve, 2 Admin Staff

Hiring Status

Cle Elum 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.

Salary Information

$5107 - $6,206 plus additional incentives

Benefit Information

Incentive pay for specialties, Teamster medical, dental, vision, VEBA, Enhanced retirement

Cle Elum 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 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
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 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.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer

807 W 2nd St
Cle Elum, WA 98922 Kittitas County
(509) 674-2991


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

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