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College Place Police Department - Lateral
Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since January 26, 2017
Live and work in one of the most beautiful locations in the State of Washington. College Place offers a great place to live, work and play. College Place has something for everyone in the family to include hunting, hiking, fishing, biking and nearby skiing in the winter or golfing in the summer. We are surrounded by the Blue Mountains and nearby rivers. College Place and the Walla Walla valley have great shopping, special events and over 140 wineries. The College Place School District recently opened three new schools; elementary, middle and high school. We are also home to Walla Walla University.
The College Place Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement coverage 24 hours per day, seven days a week and includes patrol, community response, traffic, investigation, police records management, and police administrative services. The Police Department operates with a budget of just under $2 million, and is budgeted for a total of 17 officers and support staff. Current staff in the department includes the Chief, twelve patrol officers, one detective, two patrol sergeants, a records supervisor and records clerk. The Police Department also has one part-time reserve officer. Working closely with Walla Walla Police Department, Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office, Milton-Freewater Police Department, and neighboring Columbia County, the College Place Police Department went live with New World Computer Aided Dispatch in August of 2016.
# of 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.
Number of Current Vacancies: 0
Police Officer: $5,277/mo - $5,939/mo
• Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and dependents
•$50,000 Life Insurance Policy
• 11 1/2 Paid Holidays
•Sick & Vacation Leave
•LEOFF 2 Retirement Program
• Education Incentives
• Employee Assistance Program
• Uniforms and equipment provided
•Optional 457 Plan, AFLAC, and Flexible Spending Plan
College Place Police Department - Lateral Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|Minimum Age||21 years of age.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Must possess driver’s license (WA & OR).|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No felony convictions as an adult.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||
Will be carefully reviewed
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Applicant must have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be a graduate of a municipal or regional Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Graduates from accepted out-of-state academies will be required to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Academy Equivalency Test and become certified as a Washington State police officer.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Must have two years full-time law enforcement experience.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
College Place Police Department - Lateral 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.
College Place Police Department - Lateral
College Place, WA 99324 Walla Walla County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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