Law Enforcement Officer Position

DuPont Police Department - Police Officer



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DuPont Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on February 27, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Community Information

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Department Information

The DuPont Police Department (D.P.D.) is a values-based, family-first, destination police agency comprised of a supportive, dedicated and ethical team of law enforcement professionals. We are seeking career-oriented team members who will live our core values of DUTY, PROFESSIONALISM and DEDICATION while serving in a supportive community, within an organizational culture of leadership and ethics at all levels.

DPD is a full-service, modern police agency consisting of a uniformed patrol division including motor units and K9, an investigations section, various training instructors and numerous collateral duties and special assignments. The department has a robust command team that includes a Chief, Deputy Chief, Civilian Manager, Sergeants and Corporals. DPD offers excellent city benefits, competitive pay, 4-on/4-off 12-hour shifts for patrol, a take home car program and educational pay incentives for Associate Degrees and higher.

The City of DuPont is located along the I-5 corridor, 15 minutes south of Tacoma and next to the west coast’s largest military installation, Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). DuPont is home to just under 10,000 residents, most of whom are military personnel, veterans, and other working class families. The community has schools, businesses and numerous community events throughout the year.

While smaller in size, in reality, DuPont's location requires progressive, professional and proactive police services. Ideally located for recreation and commerce, other communities long for DuPont's combination of natural beauty, convenience and growth. With this good fortune, however, comes many of the same policing issues which impact larger metropolitan areas. The paramount goal of the DuPont Police Department is to strike the right balance between having a fully prepared, modern police force ready to address any crisis, while retaining a culture of "personal policing" where positive, ethical and individual relationship-building is the bedrock of all that we do.

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 9,800
# of Staff: 18

Hiring Status

DuPont Police Department - Police Officer has 3 vacancies.

Currently establishing an eligibility list for future positions 

Salary Information

$78,580 - $99,568 annual

Benefit Information

The City of DuPont provides a comprehensive benefit package to attract and retain a high performing workforce. Benefit coverage begins the first day of the month after the date of hire. For full benefit details, please visit the City website for more information.

DuPont 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
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Only Lateral applicants must have this requirement.
Prior Experience Requirement Only Lateral applicants must have this requirement.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

DuPont 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.)
Drug Usage
Automatic Use of any illegal drug in the last 5 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate or Hallucinogen use.
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 Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
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 Failure to pay income tax or child support.

Contact Information

DuPont Police Department - Police Officer

1780 Civic Drive
Ste 100
DuPont, WA 98327 Pierce County


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