Entry Level


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. Applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

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

  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)