Entry-Level, BLEA Certified, and Lateral Transfer Police Officer

Pullman, WA
Pullman Police Department

Closes On: December 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

Rate of Pay: $6,373 – $8,623

**$10,000 hiring bonus available for Lateral-Transfer Police Officers!**

The City of Pullman Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for Entry-Level Police Officer, Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certified, and Lateral-Transfer Police Officer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts investigations regarding possible law violation, obtaining and verifying factual information from involved persons; interacts with families of suspects, victims, or offenders to obtain and provide information; acquires and protects all evidence including recording observed and verbally reported data in relation to possible crime related violations; verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, and offenders to obtain information.
  • Determines existence of probable cause, identifies, and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody; conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles; takes necessary steps to locate, identify, and impound property taken from rightful owners; takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confine­ment location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one place to another; transfers or accepts custody of suspects or offenders and participates in comple­tion of required jail intake procedures.
  • Is assigned an active case load requiring follow-up investigations and continues with assigned investigation, unless relieved of the case by a supervisor, until the investigation leads to a logical conclusion.
  • Initiates public service activities and responds to requests from persons for information and assistance; seeks to resolve disputes between family members and disputes between two or more persons; controls small or large groups of people involved in potential or actual disturbance situations including civil disorders; meets with citizen groups in programs directed toward understanding of law, crime preven­tion, and the criminal justice system.
  • Monitors and directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforces traffic regulations. Issues traffic citations and infractions where appropriate.
  • Conducts investigations of traffic accidents.

Minimum Qualifications
Entry-Level Qualifications: 21 years of age at time of appointment; high school graduate or G.E.D.; U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language; possession of valid driver’s license; and ability to pass a background check. Successful candidates must also meet the minimum requirements of Section 41.12.070 of the Revised Code of Washington.

Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certified: in addition to the qualifications above, include: BLEA-Certified candidates must also have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy holding a current and valid certification through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Lateral-Transfer Qualifications: in addition to the qualifications above, include: Shall have successfully completed the Washington State Law Enforcement Basic Academy or an academy which meets the criteria of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, in which case, if hired, the candidate must successfully challenge the regular Academy program through participation in the basic equivalency process. Information on equivalency reciprocity can be found at WSCJTC Equivalency. Lateral-Transfer Candidates must also be currently employed as a full-time commissioned law enforcement officer with two years of continuous law enforcement experience or one year full-time commissioned continuous law enforcement experience with satisfactory performance and have 30 credit hours or 45 quarter hours of college credits at an accredited institution.