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Federal Way Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on March 08, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: March 31, 2023.
The Federal Way community is residential and commercial with a population employed locally and in neighboring cities such as Sea Tac, Kent, Tacoma, Bellevue and Seattle. An estimated 22,485 people are employed within the city limits. The city is approximately 22.48 sq miles.
The department is a nationally accredited, full-service law enforcement agency providing police services for the citizens, business owners and visitors of the City of Federal Way. Our agency is divided into four primary divisions: administration, patrol, investigations and civilian operations. The Federal Way Police Department was established in 1996.
# of Staff: 186
Federal Way Police Department - Police Officer has 16 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is March 31, 2023.
Once an applicant's score is received from PST it will be placed on an eligibility list upon approval by the Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner and valid for one (1) year. The eligibility list is a continuous listing that is maintained as scores are approved. No one may be re-examined for the same class within 6 months of the effective date of successful examination. After that time the Civil Service Secretary will consider the higher score from the applicant.
Oral board interviews are conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "Rule of Seven" with the top seven candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Current Vacancies: 16
Effective April 1, 2023, $6,649 - $8,492/Month + up to 10.25% additional Career Development pay (see website). Signing Bonus of $5,000.00 paid in two equal installments of $2,500.00. First installment after successfully passing the first written exam at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Second Installment after completing 12 month probation which begins at graduation from BLEA.
Medical, Dental, Vision, LEOFF and FWRS Retirement. (See Website for more Information)
Federal Way Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|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 II standards.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Federal Way 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.
Federal Way Police Department - Police Officer
Federal Way, WA 98003 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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