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Ferndale Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Located in Whatcom County, the City of Ferndale is rapidly expanding in both population and geographic area. Located four miles north of Bellingham, the City covers approximately five square miles. Interstate 5 passes through the middle of the City and provides easy access via three exits. The Canadian border is 15 minutes North of the City, and Seattle is an hour and a half south. Ferndale is centrally located, allowing the 11,415 residents to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking at Mt. Baker, or beach activities at Birch Bay and the Puget Sound. Industry, such as the BP refinery and Intalco Aluminum processing plant provide much of the local employment.
The Ferndale Police Department structure consists of Chief, 2 Lieutenants, 3 Sergeants, and 12 Officers. Specialty assignments include School Resource Officer, Detective.
# of Staff:
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interview conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of current Entry Level vacancies: 0
Number of current Lateral Level vacancies: 0
*Please contact the Ferndale Police Department directly for a Lateral Level Application.
2020 - 2022
1st Year: $5976 - $6417
2nd Year: $6154 - $6608
3rd Year: $6401 - $6874
4th Year: $6660 - $7151
5th Year: $7078 - $7601
6th Year: $7184 - $7715
7th Year: $7292 - $7830
8th Year: $7438 - $7987
Longevity after 6 Years.
Deferred Comp. match
SWAT & Instructor Premiums
Medical Coverage: 5% co-pay monthly premium;
Dental Coverage: 100 % Employer Provided;
Vision Coverage: 100% Employer Provided.
Take Home Vehicle Policy
Ferndale 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||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Disqualifying.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||20/100 uncorrected, 20/20 corrected. Refractory surgery reviewed on case by case basis.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Ferndale 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
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