Law Enforcement Officer Position

Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level



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Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level

Last updated on December 02, 2022
PST Partner Agency since August 03, 2017

Vacancies: 3

Testing Deadline: December 30, 2022.

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Suquamish Police Department at 360-598-4334 and ask to speak to Deputy Chief of Police Mark Williams.

Community Information

The Suquamish Tribe believes that our employees are one of the most important assets to the success of Tribal Government operations. We have a strong commitment to provide employees with a positive, productive work environment with opportunities for personal satisfaction and growth in a safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment. The Suquamish Tribal Government currently employs 345 staff members in the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Community Development, Early Learning, Education, Finance, Fisheries, Human Services, Health Benefits, Indian Child Welfare, Information Systems, Legal, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Tribal Court.

Department Information

The Suquamish Police Department consists of 17 commissioned officers. The department is divided into two divisions:

* Patrol Division: Provides 24 hours, 7 days a week coverage to the community of the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

- A detective is assigned specialized and more in-depth investigation assignments

*Marine Division: Ensures natural resources and Suquamish tribal members fishing and hunting rights are honored.

Applicants MUST complete an application with The Tribe:

The PST written and PAT testing is not required to apply but both will be required to be successfully completed and passed prior to hire. 

ENROLLED SUQUAMISH TRIBE MEMBERS - Contact Deputy Chief Williams directly at 360-535-3339, SPD will pay any and all fees associated with the required testing for you, call for details.

Area Information

County: Kitsap
Population: 8000
# of Staff: 17

Hiring Status

Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level has 3 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is December 30, 2022.

Suquamish Police currently has four openings

Salary Information

Starting Salary: $73,000 annual starting

Benefit Information

The Suquamish Police Department strives to provide the best working environment to all of their staff.

Benefits include:

*Employment as a police officer with the Suquamish Police Department does not impact your LEOFF or WSPRS, you can still collect all retired pay and benefits while continuing to serve your community.

*Take home vehicle.

* Uniforms and equipment provided.

* FICA (except Tribal member employees performing work related to Reserved Treaty Fishing Rights)

* Annual Leave.

* Sick Leave.

* Holiday Pay.

* Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Insurance.

* Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long Term Disability Insurance.

* Retirement (401K).

* Family & Medical Leave.

* Administrative Leave.

* Military Leave.

* Bereavement Leave.

* Personal Leave.

* Over time

* Flexible Spending Plan.

* Employee Assistance Program.

* Voluntary Short Term Disability & Life Insurance.

Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required as described below

Full covid vaccination and passing score on PT test required prior to hire

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Legally Eligible to Work in the US
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements 20/100 Corrected to 20/20, No Color Blindness
Current Hiring Status
Other Must have Covid vaccine series complete prior to hire
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level 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 Two or more traffic crime convictions in last five years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver’s license within past five years.
Automatic Three or more moving violations in past five years.
Automatic Two or more at-fault accidents in past five years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past five years.
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last one year.
Automatic Illegal use of anycontrolled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past three years. No more than five uses total.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
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.
Automatic Two or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Been discharged from the Armed Forces with anything less than an Honorable Discharge.
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.
Potential Failure to pay income tax or child support.

Contact Information

Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level

18490 Suquamish Way Suite 105
Suquamish, WA 98392 Kitsap County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required as described below

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