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Olympia Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on August 17, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
# of Staff: 97
Olympia Police Department - Police Officer has 6 vacancies.
The Olympia Police Department is hiring for 6 vacancies.
As openings occur, applicants on the Eligibility List will be interviewed and a background check will be conducted. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be polygraphed, undergo a psychological examination and a medical examination.
Starting Salary Range:
Entry Level: $6,725.45 - $8326.76(monthly)
Visit www.olympiawa.gov to view the current Police Guild Labor Agreement
Olympia 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|
Ability to distinguish colors.
Uncorrected vision of no worse than 20/200 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 vision in one eye and not worse than 20/40 vision in the other eye.
If you were in the Armed Forces and you were discharged under honorable conditions: must provide DD-214 upon request by the City after testing with PST.
Applicants must pass all portions of the exam process, the physical ability test, and a Suitability Assessment in order to be placed on the Olympia Civil Service Eligibility List.
As openings occur, applicants on the Eligibility List will be interviewed and a background check will be conducted. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be polygraphed, undergo a Phase II psychological examination and a medical examination.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Olympia 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.
Olympia Police Department - Police Officer
Olympia, WA 98501 Thurston County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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