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Sedro-Woolley Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on September 22, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
The City of Sedro-Woolley is a community of approximately 13,000 people located in the beautiful Skagit Valley. Sedro-Woolley is known as the “Gateway to the North Cascades” because it is located on the western edge of the majestic Cascade Mountain Range in northwest Washington State. Sedro-Woolley is a great place to work, live and play. The city is situated south of Mount Baker National Forest, west of the North Cascade National Park, along the banks of the Skagit River and about 30 minutes east of Puget Sound. Located east of I-5 at the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 9, Sedro-Woolley is perfectly placed for anything outdoors. Sedro-Woolley is a young city with a median age of 34. Sedro-Woolley continues to grow with the thriving industrial development and recent expansions of the Port of Skagit County within the city limits. The Sedro-Woolley School District consists of 3 elementary schools, a newly renovated Cascade Middle School and Sedro-Woolley High School within the city limits and 4 additional elementary schools just outside of the city limits. Sedro-Woolley is the home to community-wide celebrations including Loggerodeo, Blast From the Past, Halloween Parade and the Christmas Parade.
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department is a full-service department established in 1898. The Department is active in working together with our citizens and visitors to deal with crime and the people or groups who victimize others.
The Department consists of 20 sworn officers - a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, 2 Patrol Sergeants, 3 Detectives, and 13 Patrol Officers. The Department also has a Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer, Records Supervisor, and 3 Records/Evidence Clerks. The Department is in the process of changing the structure to have 4 Patrol Sergeants in 2024.
The Department has partnerships with other agencies including 2 members on the county-wide Crisis Negotiation team, 2 Investigators on the Skagit Multiple Agency Response Team, 2 members on the North County Regional Swat Team, and 1 member on the Skagit County Drug Task Force. The department supports officers' involvement in specialty positions and provides opportunities for officers to receive training to achieve their goals. This has resulted in having 2 Firearms Instructors, 2 Defensive Tactics Instructors, a Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer, 4 Active Threat Response Instructors, an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, 4 Peer Support Officers. Officers are assigned a patrol car and have a Patrol Vehicle Program, which expands to 25 miles within a 45-minute response time.
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department benefits from a very supportive community that includes our citizens, elected government, local businesses, and visitors. This support was shown when voters passed a Proposition 1 tax increase to fund an additional 3.25 officer positions and a .5 record position in 2019.
# of Staff: 24
Sedro-Woolley Police Department - Police Officer has 1 vacancy.
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department continuously tests for entry level and lateral police officers and currently has 1 opening (as of 8/1/20213.
Applicants on the Eligibility List may be selected for interview. 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. If given a conditional offer of employment candidates will be polygraphed and undergo a psychological examination and a medical examination. Officers attend the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy followed by a Field Training Program.
$6,399-$7,778 per month (2023 rates)
$76,788 - $93,336 annually (2023 rates)
The city provides an excellent benefits package which includes Longevity Pay, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Medical, Vision, Dental, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Holiday Pay, Deferred Compensation program (at officer's expense), Limited Tuition Reimbursement, Gym Reimbursement and Wellness program, Take-Home Vehicle Program.
Officers currently work a 4 day work week, consisting of 12 hour shifts followed by 4 days off. While on this 4-12 shift program, officers receive a 5.28% shift premium in addition to their base wages.
Sedro-Woolley Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Yes|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|College Requirement||Desirable, not required|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
Sedro-Woolley 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.
Sedro-Woolley Police Department - Police Officer
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Skagit County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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