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Entry Police Officer


Police officer entry level candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be  a  U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident;
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the final selection process;
  • Must at a minimum be a high school graduate. Persons who have completed some college courses or have a college or university degree are preferred;
  • Must have a valid Washington or Oregon driver’s license depending on the candidate’s state of residency or, if living outside of Washington or Oregon, be able to obtain a valid license in either state within 30 days of moving after acceptance of a final job offer, and 
  • Must pass the physical and written test administered by Public Safety Testing before submitting an application.