Law Enforcement Officer Position

Kalama Police Department - Police Officer



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Kalama Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on November 15, 2022
PST Partner Agency since July 20, 2015

Area Information

County: Cowlitz
Population: 3013
# of Staff: 8

Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews 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 Openings: None at this time

Salary Information

$4,227 Academy, $4,479 Probationary, $4,705 5th class officer.

Benefit Information

Fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans.

Kalama Police Department - Police Officer 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 21
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 None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Uncorrected 20/40
Corrected 20/20
College Requirement No
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Entry Level - NO
Lateral - YES
Prior Experience Requirement No
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Kalama 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 3 years. (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic 4 or more moving violations in past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3 years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 3 uses total.
Automatic Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including Marijuana.
Automatic Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 5 times in a lifetime, and no use within the past 3 years.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Kalama Police Department - Police Officer

1000 E. Frontage Rd
PO BOX 297
Kalama, WA 98625 Cowlitz County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

Other Kalama Police Department positions

Lateral Police Officer