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Edmonds Police Department - BLEA/Academy Certified Officer
Last updated on November 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since November 27, 2018
Testing Deadline: December 31, 2022.
Contact Sergeant McClure to learn about our expedited hiring process, agency opportunities, and competitive benefits!
Why the Edmonds Police Department?
· A great community to live AND work in
· A fun, welcoming, and rewarding atmosphere
· Outstanding community support
· Ongoing training & professional development opportunities
· Numerous Specialty Assignment Opportunities (K9, SWAT, Detectives, etc)
· Free Gym Membership (Harbor Square Athletics Club)
· Contemporary uniform options, well-maintained vehicles, and state-of-the-art equipment
· City contributing MEBT Retirement plan (6.2%) and Deferred Compensation (4%)
· 12-Hour 4-on/4-off Patrol shifts
· Comp, Kelly, Holiday, and Vacation hours accrue with yearly buy-back options!
The City of Edmonds and our 42,600 residents are at the center of a metropolitan area with a population of over 157,000. We are located just off Interstate-5 and three miles north of Seattle; Edmonds shares the dynamics and challenges of a large city but is still recognized as one of the safest communities in the region. With scenic views of the Olympic Mountains, Edmonds offers Puget Sound access and a family friendly downtown. Learn more about our city here: https://www.edmondswa.gov/
We average 53 days from time of interview for our hiring process.
You are guaranteed 254 Hours Off - Per Year, Every Year
· This time is given off without using vacation or sick leave
You may Sell this time back as well if you do not use it
· Sell back up to 63% of your time off for direct cash
Entry Level ~ $6403*
Lateral Officer ~ $7761*
*minimum amounts Depending On Qualifications
We Focus on Service & Family
· A great work/life balance with our 4-on/4-off Patrol Schedule
Excellent Pay & Benefits
o Entry Level - $76K
o Lateral Officer - $89K
o Not Including Incentives - $99K
Incentive Benefits Include:
Associates Degree or 90 Credits (2%)
Some College (135+ Credits) (4%)
Bachelor’s Degree (6%)
o Physical Fitness (1.5%)
Street Crimes (4%)
Plus many more ancillary assignments
Increasing Percentages after 5 (3%), 10 (5%), 15 (7%), & 20 (9%) Years
# of Staff: 73
Edmonds Police Department - BLEA/Academy Certified Officer has 8 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 31, 2022.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with command interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled under Civil Service Rules with any of the top twenty candidates being eligible for a subsequent background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
- BLEA Certified: $6407 Start. $6971 after one year (plus incentives), $8261 top.
Excellent wages featuring additional incentive pay for education, physical fitness, longevity, and specialty assignments.
Any Lateral Officers will immediately qualify for pay incentives.
2020-23 CBA wages/benefits now available.
Edmonds Police Department - BLEA/Academy Certified Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
A passing PAT will be required before a conditional offer of employment will be given.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||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||Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Must meet LEOFF 2 Medical Requirements (WAC 415-104-595)|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Applicants for Academy Graduate Entry into the Police Department shall be either a graduate of the WSCJTC Basic Academy holding a current and valid certification through the WSCJTC; or b) a graduate of a WSCTJC recognized equivalent training program as defined by WAC139-05-210 who meet the conditions established by WSCJTC at the time of hire.|
Each applicant will be subject to a background investigation, which will include an inquiry into whether the applicant has any past or present affiliations with extremist organizations, a review of the applicant's social media accounts reference checks, a complete criminal records check, a polygraph examination as well as a medical and psychological examination.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Edmonds Police Department - BLEA/Academy Certified 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.
Edmonds Police Department - BLEA/Academy Certified Officer
Edmonds, WA 98020 Snohomish County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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