Law Enforcement Officer Position

Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer



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Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

Last updated on March 22, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 5

Community Information

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.

Department Information

Our Mission

We are dedicated to serving our community with excellent law enforcement services.

Organizational Values

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.

Our Vision

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

Connect with Us

Visit the Pasco Police on social media at our Facebook (English and Español), and Twitter (English and Español) feeds!


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.

Job Description

Area Information

County: Franklin
Population: 81,000
# of Staff: 99 Commissioned

Hiring Status

Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer has 5 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.

Salary Information

$42.66/hour, plus benefits

See linked wage scale for more details

PPOA(U) Wage Scale

Bilingual incentive pay: 5%

Education incentive AA: 3%

Education incentive BA: 6%

*Additional certification pay can be obtained on specialty assignments

Benefit Information

Full benefits summary:  PPOA (U) - Benefits Summary

Pasco Police Department - Entry Level 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 Must be 21 years of age upon completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. 
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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in the last 5 years (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Potential Applicant's driving record and history will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Usage
Potential Possessed any of the following in the last five years other than within the scope of your employment: (a) Methamphetamine; (b) Cocaine in any form; (c) Heroin; or (d) Hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, PCP, psilocybin mushrooms, and peyote.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication or pattern of use of controlled substance(s)
Potential All illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any gross-misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity..
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Sale of drugs (legal &/or illegal controlled substances)
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed
Automatic Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Untruthfulness during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsification on the application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Contact Information

Pasco Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

215 West Sylvester
Pasco, WA 99301 Franklin County


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

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