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City of Winlock Police Department 

Lateral Police Officer

The Winlock Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full time Lateral Police Officer. The position will be open until filled. Applicant must have worked on a full-time basis for at least 12 months of the last 24 months as a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer. Post-Police Academy Graduates will be considered.

Applicants must also have a current Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or equivalent certification from another state-approved academy with an understanding they must achieve certification by the Washington State Equivalency Academy within one year of employment. Retirement, family healthcare, vacation, and sick leave. Wages range from $16.43 to $20.42 per hour. The City of Winlock has a population of approximately 1500 people.

Applicants must have the ability to pass a background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a polygraph.Applicants will be contacted with the date, time, and location of oral board interviews.

For applications, please contact Stormy Bradley at wincomdev@toledotel.com


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Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office 

Lateral Deputy Salary/ Benefits/ Qualifications

Are you ready to work in a county where trees, open spaces, wildlife, and the Columbia River are everywhere you turn? Are you ready for the slower pace that a small county has to offer?  Do you prefer to know the community you work in and serve a county that supports your Sheriff’s Office? The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Lateral Deputy. Candidates must successfully pass a background check, oral board, physical and psychological evaluation, and polygraph examination.  Preference points for veterans and reserve deputies.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Deputy salary range $4050-4734/mo. 

 Longevity pay for years of service 

 Shift differential premium  

 Paid holidays  

 Vacation days  

 Paid sick leave



Take-home car assigned  

All uniforms and most equipment provided 

Medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents  

Basic life insurance  

Basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance available  

Additional/enhanced life insurance available 

Flexible spending accounts available for health and dependent care expenses 

Pension - Washington State Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Retirement System.  

Optional Deferred Compensation Plan


Basic Qualifications for All Applicants

You must be a United States citizen at the time of application;   

 You must have the ability to read, speak, and write the English language fluently;   

 You must have completed the WSCJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy or Basic Equivalency       

Academy or have the ability to obtain an equivalency certificate prior to completion of one year’s Probation; 

 Applicant must provide copy of current certification and training records;  

 You must have a Washington State driver's license or obtain one at the time of hiring; 

 You must have a high school degree or GED; associate degree or higher preferred; 

 You must be able to pass the background investigation;  

 You must meet medical standards, as determined by a medical exam following an offer of employment


Website Link for Application:  https://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/441/Job-Application-PDF

See video of Wahkiakum County:  http://cathlametchamber.com/visitor-info/video/



PSTi Investigator expertise includes pre-employment background investigations, third-party investigations, workplace investigations and internal affairs investigations. PSTi is actively seeking applications for part-time Pre-Employment Background Investigators. PSTi Investigators enjoy flexible schedules/workloads, working mostly from home, and full time office support. PSTi provides additional paid training and Washington State Private Investigator licensing.

Click here for more information and how to apply: http://www.pstinvestigations.com/employment/



The City of Redmond in Washington is seeking experienced Police Officers to join our force. Qualifying candidates shall have completed the WA Basic Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent, 90 quarter/60 semester hours from a nationally accredited college or university, and have been employed as a full-time, sworn, law enforcement officer within the last five years. To apply and see the complete job announcement, please go to http://www.redmond.gov/jobs.


Lateral candidates interested in applying to the Kirkland Police Department do not need to test with Public Safety Testing. Lateral applicants will need to fill out a city application at the website below. Once completed you will be contact by the Kirkland Police Department to schedule an interview.


Job Title: Police Officer (Experienced: Lateral-Entry)
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $36.50 - $38.43 Hourly
$6,327.48 - $6,660.52 Monthly
$75,929.76 - $79,926.24 Annually
Job Type: Regular Full-time
Location: Police Department 311 W Pioneer, Puyallup, Washington


Employees in this classification performs variety of duties related to the suppression and prevention of crime, the protection of life and property and the preservation of the public peace. Police Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and for giving aid and information to citizens in the community.

Police Officers report to the Police Sergeants and are directly responsible to the Sergeants for the effective operation of assigned functions.
Essential Functions:


  • Patrols a designated area of the City during an assigned shift, to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce traffic regulations. Patrols an assigned area in a patrol vehicle, on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fire, traffic accidents, domestic situations, robberies and other misdemeanors, disturbances and felonies and takes necessary police action. 
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions witnesses. 
  • Apprehends, interviews, and arrests suspects; restrains suspects if necessary.
  • Interviews witnesses and/or complainants; collects material evidence and performs crime scene work; performs surveillance; testifies as a witness in court.
  • Prepares and submits reports; operates computers utilizing a variety of software programs, including database, word processing, and other applications, to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Assists other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Participates in undercover investigation of narcotics, gambling, vice, and other activities, violations and crimes.
  • May be called on at any time for emergency duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Please click here for additional information about this great career opportunity!





Lateral Entry Assessment for Operations


Contact Angela Weston, Chief Examiner, to apply for a Lateral Position with Walla Walla County at aweston@co.walla-walla.wa.us. You will be provided with the assessment via email. Please return the completed assessment including a $15 processing fee via check or money order to:

Angela Weston

Chief Examiner/Secretary

Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission

PO Box 1506

314 W. Main Street

Walla Walla, WA 99362



Once the assessment is scored you will be notified of the date for the oral board interview. If you have any questions please call Angela Weston at 509.524.2506.


Chief of Administration Services                     Sheriff                                

            Shanda Zessin                                   John Turner                                

             509.524.5400                                      509.524.5400                                   


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicant must have graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy (CJTC) for law enforcement or be able to challenge the process for an equivalency certification consistent with the requirements stated in WAC139.05.210.
2. Lateral applicant as defined in WAC139.05.210.
3. You must complete an application provided by the commission.




For application and other information please refer to Kent PD's job posting at: http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/content.aspx?id=11954

Requirements for lateral police officer applicants:

  • The applicant shall have successfully completed a state law enforcement academy training program.
  • The applicant shall have been employed as a commissioned full-time general authority law enforcement officer with a municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid Driver License, and have no felony convictions.
  • There is no minimum experience necessary and there are no written or physical agility tests.



For application instructions, please refer to the Mercer Island PD's employment process at: http://www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=2125

Requirements for lateral police officer applicants:

  • A lateral officer is a person who, within the last 36 months has been employed as a full time commissioned law enforcement officer for a municipal, county or state law enforcement agency for 24 consecutive months. An experienced officer is a person that has completed the academy but does not have the 24 months of law enforcement experience.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid WA Driver License, and have no felony convictions.
  • Candidate must possess an AA Degree or equivalent credit hours from an accredited school.



For application instructions, please refer to the Mill Creek PD's employment process at: Click Here To Register.

Requirements for lateral police officer applicants:

  • Must have already successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
  • The term "lateral entry" means an applicant who: (i) has worked for at least 12 months as a full-time, commissioned, police officer within the last 36 months, for a city, county or state law enforcement agency, or (ii) has worked for at least 12 months as a full-time, general authority Washington peace officer, as defined by Washington state law, within the last 36 months.
  • Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, a High School Graduate or have obtained a G.E.D., must have a valid Driver License, and have no felony convictions.