Law Enforcement Officer Position

La Center Police Department - Police Officer



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La Center Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on April 18, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Important Information

La Center PD is not currently hiring at this time.

Community Information

Located east of Interstate 5 at Exit 16, La Center is in north Clark County, Washington, near the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range affording magnificent views of Mount St. Helens. The southern border of the City abuts the East Fork of the Lewis River. Early settlers came to the area on sternwheelers to settle the land. They became business owners, farmers and loggers. The sternwheeler "Leona" accents the river history. In 1912 the Leona was docked on the north shore undergoing repairs when a fire broke out on board. She was cut loose, drifted to the south shore where she burned beyond repair. Today, the hull of Leona can be seen at low water times about 100 feet west of the La Center Bridge. Residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of wildlife that habitat the La Center Wetlands Stewardship Site maintained by Clark County. Canadian Geese and Tundra Swan are annual visitors as they rest from their journey along the Pacific Flyway. Family recreational opportunities are also found in two City parks. The 12 acre City of La Center Park hosts a community building, ball fields, play area and a pathway for walking or jogging. Heritage Park, located in the northern part of the City, is a beautiful greenbelt area offering a play area and walking opportunities. The General Commercial District hosts stores including a small food/fuel convenience market, a pizza restaurant, video store, and tavern. Restaurants offering a variety of foods are located in four mini-casinos adjacent to the General Commercial District.

Department Information

Chief of Police, 2 Sergeants,2 full-time officers, 1 Administrative Assistant & 1 Police Clerk

Area Information

County: Clark
Population: 3,044
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

La Center PD is not currently hiring at this time.

Salary Information

Start $4,394.00 - $5,116.49 (five years)

Benefit Information

Fully-paid medical, dental, vision, $10K life insurance. Includes 95% for dependents medical. Sick leave 12 hrs per month; vacation accrual; Educational incentive for AA or BA; Clothing & equipment per contract; Uniform cleaning.

La Center 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
Citizenship US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Conviction of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, theft, or sex offenses will be grounds for rejection of the applicant and removal of name from the eligibility list.
College Requirement AA Degree preferred - not required
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Contact Information

La Center Police Department - Police Officer

214 E. 4th Street
La Center, WA 98629 Clark County


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

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