Law Enforcement Officer Position

Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer



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Cle Elum Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on April 09, 2024
PST Partner Agency since September 18, 2019

Important Information

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PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cle Elum Police Department at 509-674-2991 and ask to speak to Chief Rich Albo.


Community Information

The Cle Elum Police Department covers the towns of Cle Elum and Roslyn serving a population of approximately 3,200 residents.

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 10 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 $5209 - $6330 DOE. Medical benefits are offered after retirement 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 35 mile radius of city limits. Officers belong to Teamsters Local Union #760. Patrol Officers work a 10 hour 40 minute schedule: 5 ON 4 OFF 5 ON 4 OFF 5 ON 5 OFF. 

For Laterals, previous years of service count towards longevity and vacation hours.

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: 3,200
# of Staff: 10 commissioned, 1 ACO, 1 Reserve, 2 Admin Staff

Salary Information

$5209 - $6330 per month with a 10% increase in 2024 7% in 2025 and 7% in 2026 plus additional incentives for Longevity, Education, Bilingual, EMT, Evidence Technician, DRE, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor and Physical Fitness. Years of service are considered for laterals for their step increases. Step increases are annual and are 1-5. Take home vehicles are provided within 35 miles of city limits.

Benefit Information

Teamster medical, dental, and vision covered for the officer and their family at no extra cost. A VEBA stipend is also provided by the city to help offset any medical costs. Officers participate in an enhanced retirement through the Teamsters for a supplemental retirement in addition to state LEOFF retirment. 

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 180 days (~6 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 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential 3 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Illegal opiate use.
Potential 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 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