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Qualifications & Hiring Process
Qualifications

Lateral Officers

A lateral, or experienced police officer, must have successfully completed an accredited police basic training academy curriculum and have a minimum of 12 months of full-time service within the last 36 months (prefer current) as a sworn municipal or county officer.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have or be able to obtain a valid Washington state driver's license. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

A lateral officer whose state certification is recognized by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission does not have to attend the basic academy. Out-of-state laterals must pass the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission's 80-hour Equivalency Academy.

Lateral officers are on probation for 12 months from the date of hire.

Entry-Level Officers
Applicants with no prior experience must be at least 21 years of age, with no felony convictions and must have or be able to obtain a valid Washington state driver's license. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Entry-level officers will attend the 720-hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy while being paid by the department. Upon graduation from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, entry-level officers will be placed in a 15-week field training program.

Entry-level officers are on probation for 17 months from the date of hire.

Hiring Process

Lateral Officers
  1. Apply at GovJobsToday.com 
  2. Oral board 
  3. Eligibility list 
  4. Background investigation 
  5. Conditional job offer 
  6. Psychological, polygraph and medical screenings (including a drug screening)
 
Entry Level Officers 

  1. Apply at publicsafetytesting.com 
  2. Written test 
  3. Physical test 
  4. Oral board 
  5. Eligibility list 
  6. Background investigation 
  7. Conditional job offer 
  8. Psychological, polygraph and medical screenings (including a drug screening)

Issaquah Contacts
Ryan Raulerson
Sergeant
425-837-3885

Ryan Smith
Community Resource Officer
425-837-3208

Email

130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027