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Kent Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on November 08, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Passing candidates are advised to respond quickly to correspondence from our Chief Examiner and to keep an eye on their emails for the application invitation! We are dedicated to hiring 13 new officers by the end of the year! Our hiring process is very fast-paced and we are offering a guaranteed training incentive for all new hires in 2021. Contact Recruiting Officer Wayne Graff for additional details at (253) 856-5830 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kentpolicerecruiting/ or visit our website, www.KentPoliceRecruiting.com
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 132,000 but grows to approximately 400,000 during the day. We are the 6th largest city in the state of Washington, and the 8th most culturally diverse city in the U.S.
The Kent Police Department is a full service municipal department, consisting of three divisions; Patrol, Support Services/Investigations, and Corrections. We offer a wide variety of law enforcement assignments within the Patrol division including K9, bicycle patrol and marine services, field training, riot team, SWAT and hostage negotiations, and traffic enforcement positions. Support Services/Investigations include detectives, crime prevention/community education, recruiting, crime scene investigators, evidence and records units, a staffed training center and indoor firearms range, additional civilian positions and the City of Kent Corrections Facility (city jail). Initial assignment will be to the Patrol division where patrol officers work a 12 hour shift; 4 days on, 3 days off week, then a 3 days on, 4 days off week, with days off rotating every 6 weeks. Officers bid for shifts on a semi-annual basis. Benefits include education reimbursement, longevity compensation, excellent medical, dental and vision benefits and the best available training and equipment. Salary enhancements for professional physical fitness and specialty assignments are available. Kent Police Department is state accredited with WASPC. There are 217 employees, 165 commissioned positions and 52 civilian positions.
# of Staff: 165
Kent Police Department - Police Officer has 13 vacancies.
The eligibility list is on a continuous basis and maintained as scores are received from PST with subsequent testing conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of seven" with the top seven candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
Number of Current Vacancies: 13 hires by the end of 2021!
Salary ranges from $83,288 progressing to $108,433 per year (as of October 2021). Salary can be enhanced by education level (3% for and AA, 5% for a BA), physical fitness incentive, assignments (4-6%), longevity, and foreign language fluency($100-3%).
WE HAVE A TAKE HOME VEHICLE PROGRAM AS WELL AS A RETIREMENT MEDICAL PROGRAM! LEOFF 2 retirement, deferred compensation program, 4 medical plan options to choose from. 150 hours of sick leave earned annually, 96 hours of vacation earned annually and increasing based on longevity. Employees accrue 12 holidays, 4 of which are bought back by the city at the end of the year. The department provides all equipment and training.
Kent 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||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|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
Kent 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.
Kent Police Department - Police Officer
Kent, WA 98032 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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