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Issaquah Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on July 19, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Actively recruiting for 9 positions with authority to overhire for anticipated separations.
Test fee will be paid by agency through the remainder of 2021 - discount applies at checkout.
Our community of more than 37,000 is conveniently located off the Interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle.
Issaquah — nicknamed Trailhead City — is centered within the Issaquah Alps (Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains). It's a destination for countless outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers and paragliders.
Every October, more than 150,000 people also visit Issaquah for the annual Salmon Days.
We are a community-oriented department represented by dispatch, jail, police and records personnel who provide outstanding services to Issaquah.
Our Mission is to uphold the public trust by working with all citizens to protect lives and property while sustaining a high quality of life and encouraging individual responsibility.
Our vision is to be a recognized leader in local law enforcement services through professionalism, dedication, innovative solutions and positive changes.
# of Staff: 260
Issaquah Police Department - Police Officer has 9 vacancies.
Actively recruiting for 9 vacancies.
*Starting salary is negotiable for most lateral officers.
*Longevity and Specialty incentives are not shown in this table, as lateralswill not qualify immediately for these add-ons.
Education Incentive Pay
January 1, 2021, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay:
January 1, 2022, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay:
Physical Fitness Incentive Pay
Employee shall be eligible to receive a Physical Fitness Incentive Pay equal to one percent (1%) of their monthly salary (after successful completion of a physical fitness test).
Longevity Incentive Pay
5th year: 3%
10th year: 4.5%
15th year: 5.5%
20th year: 6.5%
25th year: 8%
Specialty Incentive Pay
Detective:4% of monthly rate of pay
Corporal Pay:6.5% of monthly rate of pay
Range Master:2% of monthly rate of pay
Crime Prevention Officer:2% of monthly rate of pay
Traffic Officer:3% of monthly rate of pay
Special Operations Team:1% of monthly rate of pay
Field Training Officer:4% of base hourly rate of pay for hours when training
School ResourceOfficer:2% of monthly rate of pay
Medical- choice of 3 plans for employees and eligible family members including low employee premium share. Employees who choose the HDHP with HSA have $0 premiums and up to $6,250 funded annually into an HSA.
Dental/Orthodontia - choice of 2 plans for employees and eligible family members with $0 employee premium share for self and 20% for family members.
Health Reimbursement Arrangement -$750 annually to pay for vision hardware and other eligible out of pocket medical or dental expenses
Optional Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Program
457 Deferred Compensation with up to $100/month Employer match with Employee Contribution
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
LEOFF Retirement benefits through WA State DRS
Banked Holiday Leave
The City is a member of the Social Security System.
Issaquah 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||Disqualifying.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||20/100 corrected to 20/20|
|College Requirement||2 years of college preferred, not required|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Issaquah 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.
Issaquah Police Department - Police Officer
Issaquah, WA 98027-1307 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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