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Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer
Last updated on December 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Situated between the pristine Columbia and iconic Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington, Pasco is a vibrant and growing community that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. The exceptional climate, combined with the area’s inviting waterways, enables residents and visitors alike to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities from water sports and golf to wine touring and outdoor theater.
We are dedicated to serving our community with excellent law enforcement services.
PASSION: We are passionate about policing Pasco with the highest of ethics and integrity while being transparent with our community
PRIDE: We take pride in our department and the professional service we provide that instills confidence from the community.
DEDICATED TO SERVE: We serve our diverse community by treating everyone with dignity and respect while honoring our oath with humility and empathy.
We will ensure Pasco is a safe place to work, live, and visit. We will do this by engaging with our community to strengthen their trust in us. We will maximize technology and best practices to solve crime and make Pasco a safer community. We will create a culture for our employees to maximize their talents and will recognize their value in accomplishing our mission.
The Police Department is comprised of the following divisions and services:
- Field Operations
- Support Operations
- Office of Professional Standards
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The Pasco Police Department has worked diligently with the community to achieve both state and national accreditation, which represents the highest standards of best practices for law enforcement.
# of Staff: 98 Commissioned
Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer has 12 vacancies.
The candidate list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with preference provided to veteran's. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.
$40.77/hour - Entry Level
Bilingual incentive pay: 5%
Education incentive AA: 3%
Education incentive BA: 6%
*Additional certification pay can be obtained on specialty assignments
Full benefits summary: PPOA (U) - Benefits Summary
Pasco Police Department - Entry Level 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|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
Pasco Police Department - Entry Level 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.
Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer
Pasco, WA 99301 Franklin County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required
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