Corrections Position

Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections



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Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections

Last updated on July 15, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

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! 

Community Information

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.

Department Information

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.

Area Information

County: King
Population: 125,000
# of Staff: 26

Hiring Status

Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections has 1 vacancy.

Number of current openings: 1

Salary Information

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.

Benefit Information

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...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic Currently prohibited from driving a vehicle by virtue of a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Washington or any other state.
Automatic Candidate must be insurable according to City's insurance carrier standards.
Potential The Driver Evaluation Point System is a point system to determine if current employees or potential new employees are eligible to operate a motor vehicle within the scope of their employment, based on their driving history. Compare the moving violations listed on your driver's abstract (a five year record review is used) to this rating guide. Please follow the link below to review the Driver Evaluation Point System:
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If your driving record is under 5 points, continue the application.
Questions should be directed to the Civil Service Office (253) 856-5280.
Automatic Your driving record is 5 points or greater. Questions should be directed to the Civil Service Office (253-856-5280).
Drug Usage
Automatic Possessed any of the following in the last year other than within the scope of your employment: (a) Anabolic steroids without a prescription; (b) Club drugs, including Ketamine, GHB, MDMA, Ecstacy; or (c) Aerosols for the purpose of inhaling including paint (for huffing), nitrous oxide (for whippits), or KHAT.
Automatic Possessed any of the following in the last three years other than within the scope of your employment: (a) Methamphetamine; (b) Cocaine in any form; (c) Heroin; or (d) Hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, peyote.
Automatic Ever used illegal drugs while employed by a law enforcement agency.
Automatic Participation in the manufacture of illegal drugs within the past 10 years.
Automatic Participation in the delivery or sale of illegal drugs within the past 10 years outside of your official duties with a law enforcement agency.
Potential Illegal drug use, in any form, will be scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any felony conviction in Washington or in any other state.
Automatic Any conviction for a federal criminal offense.
Potential Any conviction of a crime under a domestic violence statute that has resulted in your inability to possess a firearm.
Automatic Any requirement to ever register as a sex offender.
Automatic Any conviction for driving under the influence, physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, reckless driving, negligent driving, or hit and run within the last 5 years.
Automatic Any conviction for a misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude, including crimes involving fraud, dishonesty, or cheating of any sort.
Automatic Any conviction for a misdemeanor crime involving the use of violence.
Automatic Any prohibition, by any law, from possessing a firearm.
Automatic Ever used the internet as an adult (18 years of age or older) to intentionally search for and access images or videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct outside of an official duty as a law enforcement officer or in the course of prosecuting or representing a person charged with such offense.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Ever been found, by an employing law enforcement agency, to have committed an act of dishonesty.
Automatic Ever made any material false statement or engaged in fraud or dishonesty of any sort during any application process for any employment, or has an employer or prospective employer determined that you made any material false statement or engaged in fraud or dishonesty of any sort during any application process for any employment.
Automatic Ever been fired or terminated from a position with a city, county, state or federal law enforcement agency.
Automatic Ever received a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the military.
Potential Current credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Kent Police Department - Jail/Corrections

1230 S. Central Ave.
Kent, WA 98032 King County


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

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