Law Enforcement Officer Position

Everett Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level



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Everett Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level

Last updated on June 17, 2024
PST Partner Agency since April 12, 2016

Vacancies: 28

Important Information

The Everett Police Department is continuously accepting scores from PST.  Initial deadline to complete written exam and physical ability test with PST may be based on the score pull date.

View the job announcement at employment opportunity on the HR page of the City's website

Candidates wishing to claim veterans' preference must upload a copy of their DD-214 or other official military separation documentation that CLEARLY indicates an honorable discharge from military service.

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Everett Police Department Office of Professional Standards at 425.257.8425.

Deadline: The Department pulls scores on a weekly basis.

Community Information

Due to COVID-19 restrictions affecting candidate abilities to obtain a current written exam and PAT at Public Safety Testing, we are accepting applications. We actively monitor this website for an update and will complete processing your application once the tests are completed.

Everett is a progressive city of over 112,000 residents with:

•A beautiful salt water port and 2300 slips in the largest public marina on the west coast.

•Fantastic opportunities to enjoy the water including salmon fishing, crabbing, kiteboarding, kayaking, swimming and gray whale watching.

•Panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

•1600 acres of spectacular regional and waterfront parks, trails, and treasured environmental areas.

•Two 18 hole public golf courses.

•Opportunities to enjoy sports at Aquasox Baseball games, Everett Silvertips Ice Hockey games or ice skating at the Angel of the Winds Community Ice Rink.

•Arts and culture of all kinds including two symphony orchestras, over 250 resident visual artists, five performance venues within two miles and public artwork throughout the city.

•Lively restaurants and entertainment venues including Angel of the Winds Arena.

•Affordable coastal living just 25 minutes north of Seattle

Everett is a place with big city amenities and small city charm and friendliness – and it can be the place for you if you are looking for a great career with good pay, numerous opportunities and medical/dental insurance. Apply today!

Department Information

The Everett Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency in Washington State!

We Want Your Service in our Department!

We are actively searching for high quality candidates. Everett Police Department serves a population over 112,000. We believe in community-oriented policing and work in partnership with the community to enhance quality of life and reduce crime through our core values of integrity, professionalism and honor.

Why work for Everett Police Department?

· Competitive Wages

· Vacation Accrual Starting First Year

· Pitman Work Schedule for Patrol Officers (rotating schedule with every other weekend off)

· Uniforms, firearms, and duty gear provided

· Boot/Vest Upgrade for Patrol Assignments, Clothing/Equipment Allowance for Plainclothes Assignments

· Dry Cleaning Benefit

Tuition Aid Reimbursement Program

NEW! Take Home Car Program

· Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits

  • Employer funded VEBA
  • VERA Medical Clinic/free primary care for enrolled employees and their dependents
  • Free Telemedicine '98.6'

· City Match on Deferred Compensation

· LEOFF 2 Pension Plan

· Floating Holidays

· Holiday Bank (Can be Used or Cashed Out)

An assortment of Voluntary Benefits

Everett Police Officers perform a wide variety of law enforcement activities including patrol of designated areas of City on foot, bike, motorcycle, or automobile. How do you see yourself contributing to the community in three to five years as an Everett Police Officer?

Downtown Bike Patrol

Training Officer

Marine Unit – Dive Team

K-9 Handler

Hostage Negotiator

Major Crimes Detective

Property Crimes Detective

Gang Response Unit Motorcycle Unit School Resource Officer

Area Information

County: Snohomish
Population: 112,249
# of Staff: 215 Commissioned, 251 total

Hiring Status

Everett Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level has 28 vacancies.

The Everett Police Department is actively hiring.


Salary Information

2024 Salary Information

First Year $7,842 /month

Second Year $8,588 /month

Third Year $10,278 /month

Benefit Information

The City of Everett provides a comprehensive benefits package consisting of the following:

Kaiser CORE HMO, HMA PPO and HMA CDHP Medical Plan.

Delta Dental Service Plan

Willamette Dental Plan

Employer funded VEBA

HMA self-insured Vision Plan

Benefit eligibility for the employee and eligible dependents begins the first day of the month following the employee's hire date. Premiums for Kaiser CORE HMO, HMA PPO and HMA CDHP Medical coverage are shared by the employee.

Premiums for Delta Dental and HMA Vision are paid by the City on behalf of the employee and eligible dependents.

The Police Association offers Voluntary Life Insurance for employee, spouse and children through AFLAC. The employee pays the premiums on this benefit.

LEOFF II employees are responsible for Disability Insurance premiums. All LEOFF I and LEOFF II employees must purchase a minimum Life Insurance policy through the Police Association.

It is mandatory that both the City and the employee pay into the LEOFF State Retirement System.

Two voluntary Deferred Compensation programs are available for employee participation.

A Flexible Spending Plan is available that allows you to make pre-tax contributions for Health Care reimbursement and/or Dependent Care reimbursement for those expenses not covered by medical insurance.

The Employee Assistance Program EAP is provided free of charge to employees and family members.

Benefits for vacation, sick leave, and holidays are paid in accordance with the labor agreement.

For more benefit information for this position, click here: EOPA Benefit Guide

Everett 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 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 20.5

US Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident, or deferred action for childhood arrivals recipients (DACA).

High School Grad/ GED Or equivalent.
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult See disqualifiers below.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile See disqualifiers below.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement No
Veterans Preference Points Candidates must to upload to PST a copy of their DD214, or other discharge documents, that includes service dates and character of discharge.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant The highest written score within the last 12 months will be considered. Eligibility is good for one year, or until removed for cause.
Request/Access Scores Scores are reviewed after each posted deadline.

Everett 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 Two or more traffic crime convictions. (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, A diversion or similar action is the same as a conviction, etc.).
Automatic You have two or more DUI convictions. (A diversion or similar action is the same as a conviction.)
Automatic You have been convicted of any felony charges—traffic or criminal.
Potential Your traffic history shows a continuing and/or recent pattern of poor decision making.
Drug Usage

The use of marijuana will be evaluated while considering an applicant’s suitability. The frequency and recency of use will be weighed and may contribute to the disqualification of an applicant. Applicants must cease the use of marijuana and pass a drug test prior to receiving a final offer of employment.

Automatic No use of non-prescribed Adderall within the last year.
Automatic Any injection of any non-prescribed drugs regardless of timeframe (except Anabolic steroids, see Schedule III drug standards).
Automatic Any possession or recreational use of any non-prescribed Schedule I -V drug (except for Marijuana or Adderall) within the past three (3) years. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule I and II drugs.
Schedule I (RCW 69.50.204) – Examples could include: Heroin, Morphine, Ecstasy, LSD, Peyote, GHB, Methaqualone, mushrooms (Psilocybin).
Schedule II (RCW 69.50.206) – Examples could include: Opium, Cocaine, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Depressants, Hallucinogenic substances, etc.
Schedule III (RCW 69.50.208) – Examples could include: Stimulants, Depressants, Ketamine, Anabolic steroids, Hallucinogenic substances, etc.
Schedule IV (RCW 69.50.210) – Examples could include: Barbital, Diazepam, Fludiazepam, Halazepam, Lorazepam, Phenobarbital, etc.
Schedule V (RCW 69.50.212)
Automatic Any illegal use of drugs after submitting an application with any law enforcement agency.
Automatic Any illegal use of drugs while employed by a law enforcement agency.
Automatic Any pattern of prescription drug abuse within the past five (5) years.
Automatic Any intentional inhalation (huffing) of any aerosol or substance (nitrous oxide, whippets, paint, glue, DXM, etc.) in the past three (3) years.
Potential Any participation in the manufacture, selling, offering to sell, distribution or transportation for sale of any illegal drugs/narcotics, regardless of the timeframe.
Potential Marijuana use within the past three (3) years will be evaluated for disqualification.

The use of CBD oil, or similar products that contain THC, marijuana derivatives, byproducts or concentrates, within 12 months of application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must cease the use of such products and pass a drug screen prior to receiving a final offer of employment.

Criminal Activity
Automatic You have been convicted of any crime involving false swearing.
Automatic You do not successfully pass a Department polygraph.
Automatic You have been convicted of a domestic violence related crime.
Automatic You are barred from legally possessing a firearm.
Automatic You have engaged in any illegal sexual activity equivalent to a felony level crime. (e.g., rape, child molestation, indecent liberties, child pornography).
Potential You have recently or are currently misrepresenting yourself or ignoring any laws (e.g., not paying taxes, using a false address for school tuition purposes, etc.).
Potential Illegal activity equivalent to a misdemeanor level crime will be evaluated for disqualification.
Automatic You have been dishonorably discharged from the armed services.
Potential Your work history shows a pattern of unexcused absences, discipline, or discharge.
Potential Your financial affairs or personal life shows a history of poor judgment and refusal to confront problems (e.g., nonpayment of child support, ignoring overdue bills, etc.).
Automatic You are unable to pass the Everett Police Dept. Physical Fitness Test.
Automatic People who know you have doubts about your honesty, integrity, or character.

Affiliations with extremist groups, or organizations that would discredit the law enforcement profession and / or City of Everett.

Contact Information

Everett Police Department - Police Officer - Entry Level

2930 Wetmore Ave
Suite 5A
Everett, WA 98201 Snohomish County


Contact a Recruiter
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

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