Ephrata Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on October 30, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Applicants for lateral entry into the Police Department must have been employed as full-time law enforcement officers with a civilian law enforcement agency within the last twenty-four (24) months. That employment must have lasted a minimum of one year. Applicants shall have successfully completed probation and possess current basic certification upon application from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), which can be obtained by successfully completing the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Out of state candidates, who have been previously certified in another state, must pass the WSCJTC equivalency examination. All candidates must submit a City of Ephrata Application and successfully pass an oral board interview. The Lateral Entry selection process will be separate and apart from that of entry level and will have a separate eligibility list combined with the Academy Graduate applicants. The appointing authority shall request a background, psychological and polygraph test upon conditional letter of hire.
Ephrata Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements
|Required at time of...
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident
|US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
|High School Grad/ GED
|Driver's License Required
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language
|Must meet requirement of LEOFF system.
|Prior Experience Requirement
Currently employed as a full-time police officer with public law enforcement. Must be working in a job classification the same or similar to the position applied for. Must have successfully graduated from the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy or meet WACJT standard for equivalency. Must be able to meet medical standards for LEOFF Retirement System.
Preferred two(2) years continuous law enforcement experience.
|Veterans Preference Points
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant
|We only consider the most recent score
|On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur
Ephrata 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.
Ephrata Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Ephrata, WA 98823 Grant County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
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