Law Enforcement Officer Position

Duvall Police Department - Police Officer



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Duvall Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on May 24, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 3

Important Information

***Lateral Officer Candidates do not need to test with PST, a completed City of Duvall application is all that is needed. The application can be found at:***

Community Information

The Duvall Police Department serves a population of just over 8,000 people. We are one of the fastest growing communities in the state. We are small, yet diverse and rich in history and tradition. Our residents represent many walks of life and represent an exciting cross-section of occupations and cultures.

Duvall is located on SR-203, approximately 25 miles northeast of Seattle, halfway between Monroe and Carnation, and is fast becoming a favorite residential community for both commuters and for those who choose to conduct business in a small town setting.

The City of Duvall was incorporated in 1913 under the Mayor-Council form of government and currently provides a full range of services, including police, public works, planning, building, and some recreational services to include some of the nicest parks in the valley. The City of Duvall has approximately fifty (50) employees, from all walks of life.

Department Information

The Police Department provides services to the City of Duvall for the protection of persons and property, with a strong emphasis in community policing. These services include general law and traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and emergency service coordination and support. The Department currently has nine Commissioned Police Officers, two Sergeants, one Lieutenant, and one Chief. Duvall Police Department is a member of the Coalition of Small Police Agencies (CSPA).

We are seeking individuals who embody uncompromising professionalism, honor, preparedness, integrity, and positivity. Successful candidates will be dedicated professionals who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others on a daily basis. Applicants should have a desire to seek knowledge and a willingness to learn and grow. We are also looking for individuals who embrace diversity and understand why the inclusion of all races and backgrounds is an important value for our organization and community.

Working for the Duvall Police Department will allow you to build relationships and make a difference in our community. You will be proud to represent the City of Duvall. A career as a Duvall Police Officer provides you the opportunity take your career in law enforcement wherever your want to go, while not just being a number, but a name and face that our community will recognize. Community oriented policing is our “bread and butter,” and it is expected new recruits will adhere to this proud tradition.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 8,061
# of Staff: 16

Hiring Status

Duvall Police Department - Police Officer has 3 vacancies.

The Duvall Police Department currently has three Police Officer vacancies.

Salary Information

Base Salary: $6,281.65 - $ 8,473.48 per month.

Benefit Information

Medical, dental, vision and orthodontics for employee (100%) and family (employee pays $100.00); $100,000 life insurance plan; VEBA account with employer contribution. 

Vacation ranges from 85-200 hours a year.  96 hours annual sick leave; 110 hours of additional pay added to salary to compensate for 2190 hour annual work cycle; 10 paid holidays paid double time and a half if working that day; 2 personal days off.

Take home patrol vehicle during work week and physical training time while on duty.

Longevity 2%-8%; Instructor stipend, $2500 longevity/retention at 5 years of continuous employment.

12 hour shifts with 4 days on and 4 days off.

All equipment provided including firearms, jumpsuits and tac vest.


Duvall 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 Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See Disqualifiers. 
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF II standards.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification

Must successfully complete basic law enforcement academy after hire.

Veterans Preference Points

Are applied after completion of oral board.


Automatic Disqualifiers- Applicants should NOT apply to Duvall Police Department if they have any automatic disqualifiers.

Potential Disqualifiers- Applicants with potential disqualifiers may apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note- This list is not intended to include every automatic and/or potential disqualifier.

Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Duvall 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 One or more traffic criminal convictions in the last three years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, Negligent 1st degree, etc.)
Automatic As an adult, any conviction for attempting to elude or Hit and Run within three years prior to application for employment.

Any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


As an adult, any conviction or admissions of Attempting to Elude or Hit and Run more than three years prior to employment.


Any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


All additional driving and moving offenses will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use, sale or distribution of ANY illegal controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity (includes military police).
Automatic As an adult, any sale, manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal controlled substance within five years prior to application for employment. 
Automatic As an adult, any other illegal possession or use of an illegal controlled substance other than marijuana within three years prior to application for employment.
Potential As an adult, any illegal possession or use of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment. 
Potential All other uses of illegal drugs, including use as a juvenile will be thoroughly evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 
Potential Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication. 
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Admission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony under Washington law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or anytime while employed as a police officer (including military police officers).
Automatic Any conviction under a domestic violence statute as an adult.
Potential Any unlawful sexual conduct.
Potential Any admissions of having committed any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Pending criminal proceedings or under investigation for a crime.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed. 
Automatic Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
Potential Employment history with pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, terminations, or resignation in lieu of termination.
Potential Willful failure to pay income tax or court ordered child support.
Potential Unfavorable credit history, including excessive credit card debt or unresolved accounts in collection.
Automatic Failure to disclose and divulge any potentially disqualifying information on background questionnaire. 
Automatic Lying or intentionally failing to disclose potentially disqualifying information during any stage of the hiring process; including all testing phases and background investigation. 
Automatic Falsification of the application, personal history questionnaire or other forms during hiring process. 
Automatic Suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status. 
Potential Previous revocation or denial of any CJTC/POST certified status. 
Potential Applicants who maintain on-going relationships with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity. 

Contact Information

Duvall Police Department - Police Officer

26225 NE Burhen Way
Duvall, WA 98019 King County


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