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Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on May 04, 2020
Testing Deadline: May 30, 2020.
We are currently accepting applications for Entry Level Officers. The City of Edmonds applies veterans preference points 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!
The City of Edmonds and our 40,000 residents are at the center of a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 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: http://www.edmondswa.gov/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 ~ $5300*
§Lateral Officer ~ $6200*
*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 - $66K
o Lateral Officer - $80K
o Not Including Incentives - $88K
Incentive Benefits Include:
§Associates Degree or 90 Credits
§Some College (135+ Credits)
o Physical Fitness
§Plus many more ancillary assignments
§Increasing Percentages after 5, 10, 15, & 20 Years
# of Staff: 67
Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer has 2 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 30, 2020.
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.
2019 Wages (to see EPD's full wage breakdown, go here):
- Entry Level: $5,551 per month
- Lateral Entry: $6,728 per month
- Top out: $7,413 per month
Excellent wages featuring additional incentive pay for education, physical fitness, longevity, and specialty assignments.
Lateral Officers will immediately qualify for pay incentives.
Edmonds Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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||Must successfully complete basic law enforcement academy after hire.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Are applied after completion of oral board.|
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.
|Other||Each applicant will be subject to a background investigation, which will include 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 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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
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