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Both entry level and lateral officers will initially be assigned to Patrol as a uniformed officer, handling calls for service and conducting routine patrol functions. After two years in Patrol, officers will be eligible to test for other assignments.

These assignments include:
  • Traffic
  • Detectives
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Police Training Officer (PTO)
  • K-9
  • Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO)
Additionally, officers can be part of special cadres responsible for training and other police functions such as:
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Less Lethal Instructor
  • EVOC Instructor (Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control)
  • Honor Guard
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT)
  • Special Response Team (SRT)

    Planning & Building Department
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

    General Inquiries:
    Building Questions
    Planning Questions
    T. 425.587.3600 | F. 425.587.3232