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Entry Level

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Entry Level
Position Qualifications:
Entry Level (persons with no prior experience) - must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, have 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 fifteen week Police Training Officer (PTO) program for field training. Entry level officers are on probation for seventeen months from date of hire.

Position Disqualifiers:
AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS The following are automatic disqualifiers - Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the following:
  • One or more traffic crime convictions in last five years. (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
  • Suspension of driver's license within past five years.
  • Applicant's driving record will be carefully reviewed.
Drug Use
  • Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
  • All illegal drug use will be closely scrutinized on a case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
  • Any adult felony conviction.
  • Any misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
  • Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
  • Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
  • Sold drugs.
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
  • Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
  • Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
  • Failure to pay income tax or child support.
  • Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
  • Any conduct or pattern of behavior that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
  • Exposed tattoos which can not be covered by a standard uniform of the day.

Police Department
11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland WA 98034

General Inquiries
For police, fire, and emergency medical services, call 9-1-1
Non-emergency incident: 425-577-5656