Law Enforcement Officer Position

Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level



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Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level

Last updated on November 28, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 8

Testing Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Important Information

Edmonds PD is hiring Entry Level Candidates in 2022! There are 8 positions to be filled.
The City of Edmonds applies Veterans Scoring Criteria to prospective candidate applications after completion of Oral Boards. 

***Lateral Officer & Academy Certified***
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!

Community Information

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:

Department Information

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

Starting Salaries:

     o   Entry Level - $76K

     o   Lateral Officer - $89K

Top Salary:

     o   Not Including Incentives - $99K

 Incentive Benefits Include:

     o   Education

            Associates Degree or 90 Credits (2%)

            Some College (135+ Credits) (4%)

            Bachelor’s Degree (6%)

     o   Physical Fitness (1.5%)

     o   Specialties

          Detectives (4%) 

            K9 (3%)

            Traffic (3%)

            Motors (3%)


            Street Crimes (4%)

            Plus many more ancillary assignments

     o   Longevity

          Increasing Percentages after 5 (3%), 10 (5%), 15 (7%), & 20 (9%) Years

Area Information

County: Snohomish
Population: 42,600
# of Staff: 71

Hiring Status

Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level 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 oral board 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 Chief's interview and subsequent background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. 

Salary Information

2022 Wages:

       - Entry Level: $6567per month  

       - Lateral Entry: $7684per month 

       - Top out: $8468per month

Excellent wages featuring additional incentive pay for education, physical fitness, longevity, and specialty assignments.
Lateral Officers will immediately qualify for pay incentives.

Benefit Information

2020-23 CBA wages/benefits now available.

Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level 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 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
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. Will be asked to show proficiency during hiring process. 
Vision Requirements Must meet LEOFF 2 Medical Requirements (WAC 415-104-595)
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must successfully complete basic law enforcement academy after hire.
Veterans Preference Points Are applied after completion of oral board.  
Body Decorations

At no time shall any offensive tattoo or body art be visible. Examples of offensive tattoos or body art would include, but not be limited to, those which depict racial, sexual, discriminatory, gang related or obscene language. Tattoos or body art are prohibited on the head, face, neck, scalp or hands.


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 - Police Officer - Entry Level 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 Receipt of three or more moving violations (or any single violation of a potential life threatening violation, such as reckless driving, speed contest, suspect of a pursuit, etc.) within three years prior to application. Moving violations for which there is a factual finding of innocence shall not be included.
Automatic Involvement as a driver in two or more chargeable (at fault) collisions within three years prior to date of application.
Automatic A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within three years prior to application or any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drug Usage
Automatic Any adult use or possession of a drug classified as a hallucinogenic within seven years prior to application for employment.
Automatic Any adult use or possession of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment.
Automatic Any other illegal adult use or possession of a drug not mentioned above (including cocaine) within three years prior to application for employment.
Automatic Any illegal adult use or possession of a drug while employed in any law enforcement capacity, military police, or as a student enrolled in college accredited courses related to the criminal justice field.
Automatic Any adult manufacture or cultivation of a drug or illegal substance.
Automatic Failure to divulge to the Department any information about personal illegal use or possession of drugs.
Automatic Any drug use of the applicant, during the course of the hiring process, where illegal drugs are detected by test or applicant admission.
Potential Any illegal use or possession of a drug as a juvenile.
Potential Any illegal adult use or possession of a drug that does not meet the criteria of the automatic disqualifiers specified above (e.g., marijuana use longer than one year ago or cocaine use longer than three years ago).
Potential Any illegal or unauthorized use of prescription medications.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Conviction of any criminal offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law within three years prior to application.
Automatic Conviction for two or more misdemeanor offenses under Washington law as an adult.
Automatic Conviction of any offense classified as a misdemeanor under Washington law while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).
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 while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers).
Automatic Admission(s) of administrative conviction of any act while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers) involving lying, falsification of any official report or document, or theft.
Automatic Admission(s) of any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult.
Automatic Admission(s) of any criminal act, whether misdemeanor or felony, committed against children including but not limited to: molesting or annoying children, child abduction, child abuse, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, or indecent exposure. Acts of consensual unlawful intercourse accomplished between two minors shall not be included, unless more than four years difference in age existed at the time of the acts.
Automatic Having any outstanding warrant of arrest at time of application.
Automatic Admission(s) of administrative conviction or criminal convictions for any act amounting to assault under color of authority or any other violation of federal or state Civil Rights laws.
Automatic Any admission(s) of administrative conviction or criminal conviction for failure to properly report witnessed criminal conduct committed by another law enforcement officer.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Any material misstatement of fact or significant admission during the application or background process shall be disqualifying, including inconsistent statements made during the initial background interview or polygraph examination or discrepancies between this background investigation and other investigations conducted by other law enforcement agencies.
Automatic Any forgery, alteration, or intentional omission of material facts on an official employment application document or sustained episodes of academic cheating.
Automatic Missing any scheduled appointment during the process without prior permission.
Automatic Having been disciplined by any employer (including military) as an adult for abuse of leave, gross insubordination, dereliction of duty, or persistent failure to follow established policies and regulations.
Automatic Having been involuntarily dismissed (for any reason other than layoff) from two or more employers as an adult.
Automatic Having held more than seven paid positions with different employers within the past four years, or more than 15 paid positions with different employers in the past ten years (excluding military). Students who attend school away from their permanent legal residence may be excused from this requirement.
Automatic Resigning from any paid position without notice shall be disqualifying, except where the presence of a hostile work environment is alleged.
Automatic Having been academically dismissed from any CJTC certified basic law enforcement academy wherein no demonstrated effort has been made to improve in the deficient areas, except: subsequent successful completion of another CJTC basic law enforcement academy shall rescind this requirement.
Automatic Having been disciplined by any employer (including the military and/or any law enforcement training facility) for acts constituting racial, ethnic or sexual harassment or discrimination.
Automatic Uttering any epithet derogatory of another person's race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation.
Automatic Having been disciplined by any employer as an adult for fighting in the workplace.
Automatic Any history of actions resulting in civil lawsuits against the applicant or his/her employer may be disqualifying.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status. Applicants must be able to achieve and maintain peace officer certification. Applicant must be in good standing with the WA CJTC or any other State's LE certification criteria. 
Automatic Having undergone personal bankruptcy more than once; having current financial obligations for which legal judgments have not been satisfied; currently having wages garnished; any other history of financial instability or history of undertaking financial obligations over and above the means of the applicant to satisfy, as evidenced by late or nonpayment of debt obligations.
Automatic Any other factor or combination of factors which can be objectively articulated and which bear a rational relationship to the significant or substantial duties and responsibilities normally and customarily assigned to the job classification being recruited for and which limits or prohibits the applicant from functioning successfully as a member of this department, or which would make the applicant a detriment to the department if hired. .

The applicant has any past or present affiliations with extremist organizations.

Contact Information

Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level

250 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020 Snohomish County


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

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