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Edmonds Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on September 28, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: December 31, 2023.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Expedited Lateral Entry Process!
Please contact our Hiring team for information on the lateral entry process prior to starting the process with Public Safety Testing.
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.
Recent States Hired From: Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan and Idaho Learn about us here
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
Lateral Officer ~ $7497*
*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 Lateral Officer - $89K + Applicable Incentives
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%
Detectives = 4%
K9 = 3%
Motors = 3%
Narcotics = 3%
Street Crimes = 4%
Plus many more ancillary assignments
Increasing Percentages after 5 (3%), 10 (5%), 15 (7%), & 20 Years (9%)
# of Staff: 71
Edmonds Police Department - Lateral Police Officer has 11 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 31, 2023.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST. Command interviews are conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled under Civil Service Rules with any of the top twenty candidates and subsequent background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
- Top out: $99K per year ($8261 per month)***
Excellent wages featuring additional incentive pay for education, physical fitness, longevity and specialty assignments.
2020-23 CBA wages/benefits now available.
Edmonds Police Department - Lateral Police 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 conditonal offer of employment is 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||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|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||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 within one year after employment with the Department.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Twenty-four months of full-time, paid service as a general authority law enforcement officer as defined in the RCW in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application. Tribal Officers may be accepted as lateral entry applicants if they have twenty-four months of full time, paid service with a Tribal Police Agency within Washington State and have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy and are eligible for peace officer certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. The applicant must not have any period of separation from law enforcement as defined in the RCW that exceeds three (3) years prior to application at the city of Edmonds.|
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 - Lateral 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.
Edmonds Police Department - Lateral Police 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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