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Sedro-Woolley Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on April 14, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department has no openings for officers as of 7/16/2021, however, we are still accepting scores
The City of Sedro-Woolley is a community of approximately 11,500 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 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 21 sworn officers - a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, 2 Patrol Sergeants, 3 Detectives and 14 Patrol Officers. The Department also has a Code Enforcement Officer, an Offender Work Program Supervisor, a Records Sergeant, and 3 Records/Evidence Clerks.
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, a member on the County High Risk Team and 2 members of FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Sedro-Woolley Police Officers have other opportunities as a Master Defensive Tactics Instructor, Range Officer, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer, Active Threat Response Instructors, and Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor. Several SWPD Officers partner with Skagit Valley College as instructors at the Reserve Police Officer Academy, at the National Parks Law Enforcement Academy and further serve as Adjunct Professors at Skagit Valley College Criminal and Justice Program. Other officer benefits include an on-site gym and a generous take home Patrol Vehicle Program.
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department benefits from a supportive community which includes our citizens, elected government, local businesses, and visitors.
# of Staff:
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department continuously tests for entry level and lateral police officers and currently has 0 openings (as of 7/16/2021).
As openings occur, applicants on the Eligibility List will be interviewed and a background check will be conducted. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be polygraphed, undergo a psychological examination and a medical examination. Officers attend the Washington State BLEA Academy followed by a Field Training Program.
Number of openings: 0 openings (as of 7/16/2021) but accepting scores
$5,806 - $7,057 per month (2021 rates)
$69,672.00 - $84,684.00 annually (2021 rates)
The city provides an excellent benefits package which compliments the competitive salary and 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, Take-Home Vehicle Program and an on-site gym.
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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