- Age: 21
- Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Experience: no requirement
QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS):
Applicant must be certified through the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) or an equivalent academy to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC). Basic training does not mean military or police reserve training or any other federal program not approved by the WSCJTC.
All applicants from outside the State of Washington must take and pass the basic equivalency test to forgo attending the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The Department retains the right to send a lateral applicant to the WSCJTC Police Academy if it is determined during the hiring process that a candidates existing training is not comparable.
Pass a comprehensive background investigation including financial investigation, polygraph and/or truth verification examination, psychological and medical evaluations. Washington State Peace Officer Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.
Must have been employed as a full-time law enforcement officer with a municipal, county, tribal or state law enforcement agency for at least 24 months continuously, within the last 36 months.
High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. College level work in law enforcement or related field and specialized law enforcement training are highly desired.
Read, speak and write the English language.
Current Washington State driver’s License and good driving record.
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire.