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Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Last updated on September 25, 2023
PST Partner Agency since August 03, 2017
Testing Deadline: August 31, 2023.
"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.
ENROLLED SUQUAMISH TRIBE MEMBERS - Contact Deputy Chief Williams directly at 360-535-3339 if you are interested, the police department will pay all your fees associated with the application process.
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 - traditional police work within the community
* Marine Division: - protection of natural resources and Suquamish tribal members fishing and hunting rights.
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 - Lateral Police Officer has 3 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is August 31, 2023.
Suquamish Police currently has openings in the Marine Division (Fish and Wildlife Officer) prior experience with boats or boat handling is not required and the patrol division and the Patrol Division.
Starting Salary: $75,000 annually DOE to start
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.
* Flexible Spending Cafeteria Plan.
* Employee Assistance Program.
* Voluntary Short Term Disability & Life Insurance.
Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Yes, required as described below
Full covid vaccination required and passing score on PT test may be required prior to hire
|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||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.|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Applicant must have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or be a graduate of a municipal or regional Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Graduates from accepted out-of-state academies will be required to successfully complete the Washington State Basic Academy Equivalency Test within one year after employment with the Department.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Minimum of one year of full-time, paid service as a general authority law enforcement officer as defined in the RCW in a civilian governmental jurisdiction prior to application. Tribal Officers may be accepted as lateral entry applicants if they have twenty-four months of full time, paid service with a Tribal Police Agency within Washington State and have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy and are eligible for peace officer certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. The applicant must not have any period of separation from law enforcement as defined in the RCW that exceeds three (3) years prior to applicationn|
|Current Hiring Status||Three positions open immediately|
|Other||Must have Covid vaccine 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 - Lateral 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.
Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer
Suquamish, WA 98392 Kitsap County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required as described below
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