Law Enforcement Officer Position

College Place Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer



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College Place Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

Last updated on April 09, 2024
PST Partner Agency since January 26, 2017

Community Information

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.

Department Information

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, ten 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.

Area Information

County: Walla Walla
Population: 9,245
# of Staff: 19

Hiring Status

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

Salary Information

Probationary (without state certification): $5,560/mo. Police Officer: $6,476/mo - $7,289/mo

Benefit Information

• Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision for employees and dependents

•$50,000 Life Insurance Policy

• 12 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 - Entry Level 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 Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the final selection process.
Citizenship 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 adult felony convictions at any time.

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 Not for an initial entry level hire. Must be able to get into and successfully complete academy to within a year of hire to be retained as a Police Officer.
Prior Experience Requirement Not required, but will be considered.
Veterans Preference Points Yes
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 - Entry Level 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 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 10 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 10 years.
Automatic More than 1 at-fault accident within past 10 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 10 years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 10 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 1 uses total.
Automatic Illegal use of 1 or more different controlled substances.
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 Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 1 time(s) in lifetime, and no use within the past 10 years.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Automatic Marijuana use within one year of application
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 statute.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Automatic PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact Administration at 509-394-8506.

Contact Information

College Place Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

629 S College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324 Walla Walla County


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

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