Community Service Officer

Sumner, WA
Sumner Police Department

Salary: $67,680.00 – $82,836.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

This position is a full-time, Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt position. The regular work schedule for the Community Service Officer (CSO) is Monday-Friday. Alternative work schedules may be authorized upon mutual agreement. Attendance at evening meetings or other special events may require attendance outside of the normal work schedule. This position is a Civil Service position and is eligible for representation through the Police Guild.

Works under the supervision of the Deputy Chief or designee.

Inmates and defendants under the CSO’s custody.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for municipal parking enforcement, including patrolling for / investigating; parking violations, abandoned or junk vehicles, unsafe traffic conditions caused by the parking of vehicles, issuing parking tickets and impounding vehicles;
  • Responds to public nuisance violations, including patrolling for / investigating citizen complaints of nuisance violations or unsafe / unsanitary conditions, and issuing official orders, notices and / or infractions;
  • Coordinates the enforcement of codes with other agencies and / or with departments within the City;
  • Maintains code enforcement and parking cases and prepares those cases for hearings or court proceedings;
  • Inspects property for inoperative vehicles on private property, issues notices for vehicle abatement if necessary, oversees abatement and removal of vehicles; Appears in court as required;
  • Prepares and maintains detailed records and/or statistics related to enforcement activities;
  • Develops and maintains positive public relations with an emphasis on customer service and mutual problem solving;
  • Performs fingerprinting services for members of the public;
  • Transports in custody prisoners to and from corrections facilities to court and aides in courtroom security;
  • May perform prisoner transports from the field to corrections facilities or from one corrections facility to another;
  • Assists police officers as requested;
  • Performs crime prevention and community outreach as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older and eligible to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
  • Must hold a valid Washington State driver’s license with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal justice applicant background check, including a polygraph, and medical screenings.
  • Must successfully complete an approved WSCJTC Reserve Officer Academy or Corrections Officer Academy and any other training requirements prescribed by the Department.
  • A degree or college course work related to criminal justice.
  • Previous law enforcement or corrections related experience.
  • Currently possess a WSCJTC Reserve Officer Certification or Peace Officer Certification.