Law Enforcement Officer Position

Sumner Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

 

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Sumner Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

Last updated on December 02, 2021
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 2

Important Information

How to apply:

1. Complete your testing through Public Safety testing and select the City of Sumner to receive your results.

2. After you have completed Step 1, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to view the full job description.

3. Complete and notarize the required waviers and other required documents that are linked and listed in the job announcement.

4. Go back to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to submit your complete application and notarized waivers.

Please make sure to review the entire job description and the requirements to make sure that you are submitting a complete application. The City requires that two waiver documents be notarized and submitted with your application. These documents can be found on the job announcement. Applicants who fail to submit a complete application, including the required waivers and attachments will not be considered and must reapply with a complete application.

Community Information

The City of Sumner's vision is to set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city. Sumner remains a traditional city of just over 10,000 residents with agricultural roots, known for decades as the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World. At the same time, its compact, walkable layout aligns perfectly with progressive planning trends, as its classic Main Street becomes repurposed for boutiques, independent restaurants and daily services such as legal offices, financial advisors and doctors. While Sumner retains historic neighborhoods of Craftsman houses and an active high school right on Main Street, it also offers over 10,000 manufacturing and distribution jobs for companies such as REI, Keurig Green Mountain, Amazon.com, and Dillanos Coffee Roasters. With a downtown Sound Transit station with buses and trains, it is well connected to the Puget Sound region while striving to be a full service city with the largest YMCA facility in the state of Washington as well as a link trail system that will connect the Foothills and Interurban trails. Like the community, the city government is large enough to be professional but small enough to be creative. The City has won a variety of awards from the Governor's Smart Planning Award to recognition at the International Association of Chiefs of Police for its groundbreaking police work on victims' assistance. With a strong mayor format, the City has just over 100 employees who operate a cemetery, wastewater treatment facility, accredited police department, parks, full service public works and administration.

Department Information

The Sumner Police Department has budgeted 21 commissioned officers which include: Police Chief, Deputy Chief, two Sergeants, two Detectives, one School Resource Officer, and the remaining Patrol Officers.  Additional staff includes administrative support staff and one Community Service Officer.

 

The City contracts jail services with neighboring agencies and dispatch service is provided by South Sound 911.  The City also provides contracted animal control services to six other cities and maintains a shelter in the city of Puyallup.  The department participates in multi-agency teams for SWAT, Major Crimes, Civil Disturbance, Collision Investigations, and numerous traffic emphasis.

 

We are guided by our principles of professionalism, integrity, teamwork, and commitment.  The department has been state accredited since 2005.  Our vision is to set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city police department.

 

Area Information

County: Pierce
Population: 10,000+
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Sumner Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer has 2 vacancies.

Salary: $6,048-$7,738 per month

How to apply:

1. Complete your testing through Public Safety testing and select the City of Sumner to receive your results.

2. After you have completed Step 1, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to view the full job description.

3. Complete and notarize the required waviers that are listed in the job announcement.

4. Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sumnerwa to submit your complete application and notarized waivers. 

Please make sure to review the entire job description and the requirements to make sure that you are submitting a complete application. The City requires that two waiver documents be notarized and submitted with your application. These documents can be found on the job announcement. Applicants who fail to submit a complete application, including the required waivers and attachments will not be considered and must reapply with a complete application.

Salary Information

Excellent salary, including education incentive of 2.5% for AA or two years of college; or 5% for BA or four years of college, longevity and other premium pays. Go to the City of Sumner website to review the Police Guild CBA for more information.

Benefit Information

The City of Sumner provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the LEOFF retirement plan; advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: The City provides AWC Medical coverage with no employee cost share and net 0 deductible (HRA/HSA Component) for eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger. 

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger at no cost to the employee.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents at no cost to the employee.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to receive paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal holidays, depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. 

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police are included in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Police Officers are included in LEOFF2.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a semi-monthly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Some job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Sumner 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 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
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 Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Requirements can be obtained from agency on request.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must complete within one year of hire date.
Other
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year

Sumner 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
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Employment
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.

Contact Information

Sumner Police Department - Entry Level Police Officer

1104 Maple Street
Suite 140
Sumner, WA 98390 Pierce County
253-863-6384

Website


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


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