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Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level
Last updated on November 30, 2023
PST Partner Agency since August 03, 2017
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.
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.
The Suquamish Police Department consists of 17 commissioned officers. The department is divided into two divisions:
* Patrol division
With 10 fully commissioned police officers working within the Port Madison Indian Reservation enforce the laws of the Suquamish Tribe and Washington State in a traditional police role.
* Marine Division: Ensures natural resources and Suquamish tribal members fishing and hunting rights are honored.
With four fully commissioned police officers working within the Suquamish Tribe Usual and Accustomed area around the Salish Sea and land areas nearby the Suquamish Police enforce laws of the Suquamish Tribe regarding hunting and fishing, maintain the sovereign rights of the Suquamish Peoples and the protection of fish and wildlife.
Marine Division officers assist federal, state and county law enforcement agencies
https://suquamish.nsn.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Interlocal-Agreement-Brochure-Final.pdf (copy and paste to browser)
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.
Marine Division Officers:
Working on behalf of the Suquamish Tribe, shall enforce all laws, regulations, and ordinances passed by the Suquamish Tribal Council pertaining to all harvestable marine resources within the boundaries of the usual and accustomed (U and A) fishing grounds and areas of the Suquamish Tribe in order to preserve and protect fisheries resources and protect divers and their equipment, enforce all laws, regulations, and ordinances within the Port Madison Indian Reservation in order to serve and protect the citizens of the Port Madison Indian Reservation
Patrol Division Officers:
Working on behalf of the Suquamish Tribe, shall enforce all laws, regulations, and ordinances passed by the Suquamish Tribal Council and where applicable, the State of Washington within the boundaries of the the Port Madison Indian Reservation in order to serve and protect the citizens of the Port Madison Indian Reservation.
# of Staff: 17
Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level has 3 vacancies.
Suquamish Police currently has openings in the Marine Division (Fish and Wildlife Officer) and Patrol Division prior experience with boats or boat handling is not required for the Marine Division
Starting Salary: $75,000 annual starting
The Suquamish Police Department strives to provide the best working environment to all of their staff.
*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...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Full covid vaccination and passing score on PT test required prior to hire
|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|
|Prior Experience Requirement||No|
|Current Hiring Status|
|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.
Suquamish Police Department - Entry Level
Suquamish, WA 98392 Kitsap County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required as described below
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