Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
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Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Last updated on August 29, 2022
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Contact Angela Weston, Chief Examiner of the Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission if you have any questions.
Angela Weston, Chief Examiner
Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission
PO Box 1506
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Any agency questions can be directed to:
Chief Criminal Deputy Richard Schram
“Walla Walla County the largest county in southeast Washington and home to approximately 60,000 residents. With Columbia County, it forms a metropolitan statistical area. It is also intimately tied to the other surrounding counties of Benton to the west, Franklin to the north and Umatilla (OR) to the south. Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla is one of the oldest communities in the state. Its main industries are agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and higher education. The county's ethnic make-up is increasingly diverse. The Walla Walla area has been known historically for its agricultural based economy; however, the influence of three hospitals, three colleges, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Washington State Penitentiary and urbanites fleeing the “big city” for a better quality of life have helped stabilize the valley’s overall economy.
The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office embraces those looking for a rural American feel and places our deputies’ family first over everything. We are building a team that care for one another on a personal level, not just as co-workers. As a deputy with WWSO, you will be joining a family that is there for each other day and night. We live by our sworn oath, code of conduct, and the core values of Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, Courage, Commitment, Duty, and Fairness! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who want to make the Walla Walla Valley a safer place for everyone!
We have equitable shift work no matter your rank or tenure. Patrol is covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 12 hour shifts allowing for every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off! Our patrol team is made up of four patrol squads each having a sergeant, corporal, and three deputies. We have an SRO at the biggest high school in the county and a walk-and-talk program at all the other county schools. We also have a DARE program! We have a detective bureau with a Crime Analysis Technician and are partners in a regional drug and gang task force. We are partners in a regional SWAT team and have SWAT and/or negotiator trained deputies on every patrol squad, a standalone K9 unit, marine unit, search and rescue team, and many other contemporary teams such as peer support. We also have a take home car program and allow out of county residence.
WWSO has state of the art equipment and training. We work and train very closely with all law and fire agencies within our county regularly. WWSO deputies have a strong union with competitive pay, benefits, and incentives as well as very successful non-profit organization formed by civilian volunteers. We have a command staff that fully support our deputies and civilian personnel and believe whole heartedly in the WWSO Vision, Mission, and Core Values.
Walla Walla is arguably the most law enforcement supportive community in Washington State. We urge you to research the area, come on a ride-along, and see for yourself why WWSO is Washington’s most exclusive mid-sized agency to be a part of!
For more information:
Walla Walla County Website: https://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us”
The Vision of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is to be amongst the finest law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington; one which consistently delivers the highest quality public service in an effort to make Walla Walla the safest county in the nation. Our Mission is to safeguard the lives, property, and rights of the people we serve; reduce the incidence and fear of crime; and to enhance public safety while working with our community to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with Honor and Integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the confidence of the public we serve.
The Mission of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard the lives, property, and rights of the people we serve; reduce the incidence and fear of crime; and to enhance public safety while working with our community to improve their quality of life.
Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the confidence of the public we serve.
The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office recognize the seven pointed star badge of our office which we are privileged to wear as a symbol of public trust. With the heptagram being an ancient traditional symbol for warding off evil, each point of our badge represents one of our seven Core Values:
Our daily actions shall embody our Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Code of Ethics.
We shall always do what is legally and morally right. We are honest and truthful in our words, and our actions shall match our words. Our integrity will build trust and confidence. Integrity is our moral defense against corruption
We bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, the State of Washington, and the County of Walla Walla. We are loyal and faithful to our fellow law enforcement officers and the citizens we serve
We shall have the personal courage to stand up for what is right. We will remain courageous and calm in the face of danger
We are committed to our profession, the vision and mission of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, and an accountable partnership with our community.
We will fulfill our obligations with selfless service and reverence for the law.
We will be courteous, just, and impartial in all of our interactions. We respect law and order and the individual. We will apply our knowledge and experience for the best advantage of all concerned. We will treat everyone with dignity and our decisions shall be made without personal favor.
The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office consists of a four member Command Staff; an Administrative Services Division and an Operations Division. The Operations Division is comprised of the Chief Operations Deputy, a 21 member Patrol Bureau, a three member Detective Bureau, a Student Resource Officer, and a Crime Analyst Technician.
Deputy Sheriff is a line level law enforcement peace officer position that includes assignment to either the Patrol Bureau or Detective Bureau of Operations Division and is responsible for the preservation of the public peace, protection of life and property, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, arrest of law violators, and proper enforcement of all laws and ordinances of Walla Walla County, Washington State, and the United States as applicable. Deputy Sheriffs are assigned a take home patrol vehicle.
Walla Walla County is the home to over 60,000 residents, consists of 1,295 square miles and over 1,000 miles of county roads.
Field Training Officer
School Resource Officer
Drug Recognition Expert
Marine Boat Patrols
Regional Task Force
# of Staff: 28
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff has 1 vacancy.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation and selection as vacancies occur.
2022 Salary Schedule
Deputy Base Pay $5,004 - $7,018 monthly DOQ
Sergeant Base Pay $5,645 - $7,954 monthly DOQ
Education Incentive Pay - 2% for AA/AS or 4% BA/BS
Instructor - 1% added to pay
Corporal - 3% added to pay
Serving as FTO - 2% added to pay
Detectives - 3% added to pay
Canine - 1% added to pay
SWAT - 2% added to pay
Physical Fitness 1%
Bilingual Proficiency 1%
Medical, Life, Dental & Vision Covered for Employee, 75% for Dependents
LEOFF II Retirement System
Fitness Incentive pay
Take Home Vehicles
VEBA and DEFERRED COMP MATCH
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Washington State Driver's License|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Vision Requirements||Correctable to 20/20|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||Lateral candidate must have current WA State certification or if out of state have the ability to successfully complete the WA CJTC equivalency examination within the first 6 mos. of employment. Out of state applicants must be currently certified officers in the state they are in.|
|Prior Experience Requirement||Minimum requirement is completion of CJTC with a current certificate. Preferred two years of continuous law enforcement service with a Washington State law enforcement agency within the last three years and/or two years of continuous law enforcement service with any law enforcement agency within the last three years and must complete the WA CJTC equivalency examination within the first 6 months of employment. Out of state applicants must possess the necessary training and experience to become certified in accordance with Washington State Law.|
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff 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.
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy Sheriff
Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: No, not required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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