Law Enforcement Officer Position

Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer



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Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

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.

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.

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 areas:

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

Detectives are assigned to larger and more in depth investigations

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

Area Information

County: Kitsap
Population: 8000
# of Staff: 17

Hiring Status

Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer has 3 vacancies.

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

Three openings immediately

Salary Information

Starting Salary: $74,000 annually DOE to start

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.

* Overtime

* 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...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
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

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 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.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic Two or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of driver’s license within past 5 years.
Automatic Three or more moving violations in past 5 years.
Automatic Two or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Potential 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 any controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential 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.
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 United States armed forces under anything other than an Honorable Discharge as shown on DD-214 copy 4
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

Suquamish Police Department - Lateral Police Officer

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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