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from Entry Level applicants to Lateral officers. By the time you have successfully completed the training program, we make sure you are completely prepared, professional and safe.
The Kirkland Police Department has exciting opportunities and specialty assignments available. Some of these assignments require specialized training and provide officers with a wide variety of situations and problems that require enforcement and creative problem solving.
Kirkland, incorporated in 1905, is on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. With Bellevue, Redmond, and Seattle just minutes away, Kirkland provides easy access to urban areas while still maintaining a suburban feel. Kirkland has a population of approximately 87,281 and is the 12th largest city in Washington. Kirkland covers approximately 18 square miles and has nearly 10 miles of shoreline. Kirkland provides an excellent family atmosphere with waterfront parks, top school district, and several community colleges and universities within easy commuting distance.
The Kirkland Jail is located within the Kirkland Justice Center adjoining the Kirkland Municipal Court and the Kirkland Police Department. The Kirkland Justice Center opened in 2014 after an extensive remodel of an already existing building. The 64 bed facility includes a variety of different cells that can be utilized in a number of ways; including classification, discipline, or operational needs. The jail was built with an expansion area for future development with an understanding that our jail could potentially be utilized by surrounding cities. The Kirkland Jail is a misdemeanor jail and is a one year facility.
The Corrections Department are specially commissioned and are required to qualify with and carry department issued firearms in the course of performing their job functions. In addition to working in the jail facility, Corrections Officers transport inmates to court and regional facilities, handle warrant transfers with other police departments, assist officers in the field with prisoner transports, and provide security to the Kirkland Municipal Court. The Kirkland Police Department Corrections Division maintains the highest standards of law enforcement training, procedures and practices.
In addition to primary assignments, Corrections Officers have several opportunities to become certified instructors in various training cadres including; defensive tactics, less lethal, firearms and field training officer. Corrections Officers are supported in career development and opportunities. Corrections Officers schedule consists of varied shifts to include days, graveyards or court security.
For additional information contact:
Lieutenant Todd Aksdal