Law Enforcement Officer Position

Long Beach Police Department - Lateral/Exceptional Entry Police Officer



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Long Beach Police Department - Lateral/Exceptional Entry Police Officer

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

Important Information

Long Beach Police Department utilizes the services of Public Safety Testing for applications. Interested Lateral/Exceptional Entry candidates must visit Public Safety Testing to create an account and apply on-line for this position. We continuously accept applications. 

Personal History Statement (PHS)
The PHS is your application. A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) must be uploaded to your account. To complete and upload your PHS, login to your account and navigate to "My PHS Form".

We are now offering a $5,000 hiring bonus for qualified lateral/exceptional entry officers.   The hiring bonus will be paid as follows; $3,000 at time of hire, $1,000 at the 6 month mark, and the remaining $1,000 at the one year mark. 

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 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. $5,000 hiring bonus for laterals/exceptional entry officers. The hiring bonus will be paid as follows; $3,000 at time of hire, $1,000 at the 6 month mark, and the remaining $1,000 at the one year mark. 

Longevity will be based on the amount of LEOFF 2 credits the lateral officer has with their previous departments. Out of state laterals will receive 50% of their years of service as a fully commissioned law enforcement officer. Longevity wage increases are as follows; 5 years =1%, 10 years = 2%, 15 years =3%, and 20 years = 4%.

Benefit Information

Generous medical, dental and vision benefits.

Long Beach Police Department - Lateral/Exceptional Entry Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination No, not required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
Citizenship 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

Graduation from an approved law enforcement training academy and ability to meet standards prescribed by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for equivalency.

Prior Experience Requirement

Lateral Candidates: Twenty-four (24) months of full-time paid duty as a sworn police officer in a federal, state or local civilian governmental jurisdiction providing general law enforcement services, and be in said position at the time of application, or retain active commission.

Exceptional Entry Candidates: Prior Experience not required, academy certification is required though. 

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 - Lateral/Exceptional 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

Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than 5 time(s) in lifetime.


Hallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 3 uses total.


No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.


Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 3year(s). This includes perscription drugs, and huffing of glue, gasoline, paint huffing, etc.


Hallucinogen use within past 5 years. No more than 3 uses total.


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 - Lateral/Exceptional Entry Police Officer

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


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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