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Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections
Last updated on September 20, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Are you looking for a way to jump-start your law enforcement career? Corrections is a great way to get real work experience to prepare to be a police officer! Our Corrections Officer to Police Officer program may be for you. After two years of service in Kent Corrections Facility, Officers are eligible to test to become a Kent Police Officer. Candidates in the CO-PO program will be placed on a separate eligibility list from other entry level police officer candidates! We have successfully transitioned several CO's to the Police Officer ranks. The secondary benefit of this program is that all of the leave and longevity acquired in your time at the CKCF follows you to the Police Officer position!
The City of Kent was incorporated in 1889 and has steadily grown from an area of agriculture and farming into a city of production and manufacturing. The City has 3 main areas: the West Hill is a combination of residential and commercial services; the Valley which is a mixture of residential, warehousing, manufacturing, and commercial services, and the East Hill, which is primarily residential with commercial services. Our static population is approximately 125,000 but grows to approximately 400,000 during the day. We are currently the 6th largest city in the state of Washington.
The Kent Police Department is a full service department, consisting of 3 divisions: Patrol, Support Services/Investigations, and Corrections. The City of Kent Corrections Facility has 26 trained professional Corrections Officers/Sergeants and two additional civilian personnel. The corrections facility is known as the largest municipal jail in the northwest, housing 122 misdemeanor inmates on average each day and providing alternative programming to those who qualify. Specialty assignments include Field Training Officer, Accreditation Officer, Trustee Coordinator, Programs Coordinator and Work Crew Coordinator.
# of Staff: 26
Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections has 2 vacancies.
Number of current openings: 2
Entry Level base pay starts at $63,912 annually and increases up to $77,736 annually! Salary can be enhanced by education level, specialty assignments, and longevity.
PERS retirement, 2 deferred compensation programs, 4 medical plan options to choose from. 96 hours of sick leave earned annually, 96 hours of vacation earned annually and increasing based on longevity. Employees accrue 12 holidays and have the option to cash out unused hours at the end of each year. The department provides all equipment and training.
Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections 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.
|Minimum Age||Applicants must be 20.5 years old at the time of application.|
|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||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Current Hiring Status||We are hiring for 1 vacancy.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections 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.
Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections
Kent, WA 98032 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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