Salary: $6,171.00 – $7,876.00 Monthly.
- Patrols a designated area of the county in a patrol car and/or on foot to deter and discover crime, do on-the-scene investigations at crime scenes, aid persons in trouble and render other public services as needed.
- Patrols a designated area of the county in a patrol car, boat, or on a motorcycle to enforce traffic and parking ordinances and investigate accidents; operates a radar unit to discover speed violations; routinely checks vehicle identification against current list of stolen vehicles and identification of violator drivers against list of outstanding arrest warrants.
- Issues citations to violators of state laws and county ordinances; serves warrants of arrest; arrests persons on misdemeanors and felony charges; handcuffs and searches arrested persons and secures their custody; completes necessary reports concerning alleged crimes, circumstances of arrest, and available evidence and witnesses.
- Executes on writs of attachment, writs of restitution, and writs of execution.
- Responds to reports of possible crime and takes action as the situation requires to secure the scene; interviews victims and witnesses, gathers evidence and arrests suspects; completes incident and arrest reports; investigates persons suspected of being engaged in crime, ascertains and secures evidence pertaining to alleged crime, and arrests suspects for probable cause.
- Reports to scenes of accidents; administers emergency first aid and summons aid cars in other patrol units for assistance in treating the injured and controlling the scene; interviews principals and witnesses, makes general drawings of accident scenes noting details, and completes a standard accident report; issues citations or makes arrests as the situation warrants.
- Investigates and assists drivers in stalled vehicles and pedestrians who appear to be hurt or in trouble; interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, gives information on laws and ordinances, and attempts to resolve the problem or to direct them to proper authorities.
- When assigned to the jail, has responsibility for the care and custody of inmates incarcerated therein and maintains security of the jail as prescribed by standard operating procedures; performs guard duty at hospitals and in court; transfers prisoners to and from jails and courts.
- Does thorough investigations of reported crimes appropriate to their assignments; interviews victims and witnesses; locates, arrests, and interviews suspects; arranges line-up for victim and witness identification; gathers evidence and conducts necessary searches; prepares case file detailing all aspects of an investigation and presents it through the chain of command to a prosecuting attorney.
- Develops street contacts to obtain information about crimes; maintains contact with paroled criminals and suspects at large; does undercover and decoy work; and checks known and possible stolen property outlets, such as pawn shops and junkyards.
- Testifies in court.
- May perform specialized duties depending on individual officer’s background and ability and the needs of the department.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident or lawful permanent resident with the ability to read, write, and speak the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.
- Minimum age of 21 years at time of appointment.
- Must hold or obtain valid Washington State Driver’s license.
- Must meet Thurston County Civil Service Pre-Employment Screening Standards.
- Acceptable scores on Civil Service skills examinations.
- Must participate in and pass an oral board.
- Must meet the Sheriff’s Office Employment Standards and be willing to submit to and pass a thorough background investigation to include a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.
- Must meet the current physical standards adopted by the Sheriff’s Office.
- If you are claiming Veterans’ Scoring Criteria status (Veterans’ Preference), provide a copy of your DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 that indicates character of service as Honorable with your materials as well as a completed Veterans Scoring Criteria Declaration. If you do not have your DD-Form 214, please provide a copy of your separation orders and a letter from your commander or S1 that indicates character of service as Honorable with your materials as well as a completed Veterans Scoring Criteria Declaration.