Entry Level Police Officer

Bellevue, WA
Bellevue Police Department



2024 Base Pay

  • Hourly: $46.08 – $59.02
  • Monthly: $7,987.54 – $10,229.66
  • Annually: $95,850.44 – $122,755.89

In addition, salary is enhanced with educational incentive pay (4% for and AA, 5% for a BA), $1,000 bonus pay at successful completion of Field Training, $1,000 bonus pay at the completion of your third year of employment, shift differential pay, annual uniformed Patrol Officer $100 safe driving award and 4% premium pay for specialty job assignments.

Ample overtime opportunities are available for those who are interested!

We just settled on a new contract which includes body worn cameras (roll out date to be determined) and take-home vehicles. It will take a while for all qualified employees to get their take home vehicle, so the city is giving each employee a $350 monthly stipend until they receive their take home vehicle.

Effective January 1, 2024, the 2023 salary schedule will be increased by 100% of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue CPI-W percentage increase for the 12-month period ending June 2023 with a minimum increase of 1% and a maximum increase of 4%, plus an additional 1%.

Effective January 1, 2025, the 2024 salary schedule will be increased by 100% of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue-CPI-W percentage increase for the 12-month period ending in June 2024 with a minimum increase of 1% ad a maximum increase of 4%, plus an additional 1%.

Officers work a 10-hour 40-minute patrol shift schedule which gives them two weekends (Saturday/Sunday) a month off and every third weekend is five days long!

Visit our new recruiting website for more information: https://joinbellevuepd.com/

Additional benefits include:

  • Generous health benefits including full medical, dental and vision for the employee, spouse/domestic partner, and children.
  • Tax-deferred and 90% City matched 401(k) defined contribution plan with vesting of city contributions at 10% per year of active contribution participation (Municipal Employee Benefit Trust – MEBT) *
  • 457 deferred compensation plan – will accept rollovers from your existing 401(k) or (a); 403(b); 457(b) or Traditional IRA
  • Washington State LEOFF 2 retirement plan
  • Workout while on duty (three hours per week)
  • Comprehensive Quartermaster program that supplies 100% of issued equipment, uniforms, and weapons
  • Generous professional development and training opportunities (Over 140 hours / year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement program for bachelor’s degree
  • 8 additional hours of vacation accrued per year for each year of service beyond 21
  • City provided $50,000 life insurance (no cost to employee)
  • Plentiful off-duty employment opportunities
  • Free annual pass (ORCA card) for regional bus/light rail transit
  • The City of Bellevue does not participate in Social Security, which means employees do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the city