Law Enforcement Officer Position

Long Beach Police Department - Entry Police Officer



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Long Beach Police Department - Entry Police Officer

Last updated on February 15, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 06, 2020

Important Information

After accepting a conditional offer, the applicant will be required to successfully complete a polygraph, psychological exam, drug screen, a fit for duty medical evaluation, and a thorough background investigation.

We continuously accept applications.

Community Information

The City of Long Beach is a located in the southwest corner of Washington on the Pacific Coast. The City of Long Beach itself is becoming growing tourist destination. The area has a wide variety of restaurants and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the other outdoor activities include hiking the Discovery Trail, clam digging, hunting, and fishing. The city is located within a short distance of other coastal communities that offers a variety of shopping and dining establishments.

Department Information

The Long Beach Police Department consist of a Chief, Deputy Chief, Administration Assistant and seven Patrol Officers. The department services the communities of Long Beach and Ilwaco. We currently operate on a four on / four off schedule with 11 hour shifts while some shifts work four on with three days off. Based on this schedule, officers are required to do operational pay back hours which comes out to approximately 6.5 hours per month. OPB hours will be scheduled for training and operational needs of the department.

Area Information

County: Pacific
Population: 2830 (Long Beach and Ilwaco)
# of Staff: 10

Hiring Status

We are currently have one vacancy. 

Salary Information

2024 Pay Scale $5,416.48 to $6,911.55. The starting rate is dependent on the experience of the lateral. Education Incentive pay 2.5% Associate Degree / 5% Bachelor Degree. Officers working between the hours of 1900 and 0600 will received shift differential of $1.00 per hour.

Benefit Information

Generous medical, dental and vision benefits.

Long Beach Police Department - Entry 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 Valid Washington State Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement


Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification


Prior Experience Requirement


Reserve Officer Certification Preference Points No
Veterans Preference Points Yes
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Long Beach Police Department - Entry 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 0 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Potential Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years. for violations relating to DUI. 
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 5 time(s) in lifetime.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 3 uses total.
Potential No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Potential Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3year(s). This includes perscription drugs, and huffing of glue, gasoline, paint huffing, etc. 
Potential No marijuana or marijuana-derived products containing THC within the last six months. 
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.

Contact Information

Long Beach Police Department - Entry Police Officer

104 3rd St NW
PO Box 795
Long Beach, WA 98631 Pacific County
(360) 642-2911


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

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