Entry Police Officer

Bellevue, WA
Bellevue Police Department

$91,286.13 – $116,910.37 Annually

Closing Date
12/31/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Summary

This position performs investigative and general police work involving the protection of life and property, apprehension of criminal offenders, enforcement of laws and ordinances, and the preservation of peace.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols a designated area of the city in a radio-equipped vehicle, on a motorcycle, or on foot to preserve law and order, prevent or discover the commission of crime, and enforce motor vehicle regulations.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving emergencies, automobile accidents, criminal complaints, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Conducts investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, makes arrests, and transports suspects.
  • Interviews persons with complaints and inquiries and attempts to make the proper disposition or direct them to proper authorities.
  • Acts as jailer or bailiff; serves warrants when assigned.
  • Gives information to the public regarding laws and ordinances.
  • Appears in court, gives testimony, and presents evidence as necessary.
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations.
  • Prepares detailed written reports of investigations.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Supervision Received and Exercised:
  • Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise discretion in meeting emergencies.
  • Assignments and instructions are received from superior officers who review work methods and results, monitor activities, and evaluate accomplishments through personal interview, personal inspection, and review of written reports covering assigned activities.


  • Applicants must be 21 years of age and a US citizen or lawful permanent resident that can read and speak fluent English.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition.
  • Possess, or be able to obtain and retain, a Washington State driver’s license.
  • Vision: Applicant must have normal color vision. Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. Applicants wearing eyeglasses or hard contacts must have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Applicants wearing soft contacts must be able to:
  • Provide verifiable documentation that soft contacts have been worn regularly for at least one (1) year prior to application
  • Meets minimum vision acuity standards with soft contact lenses, and
  • There are no indications of corneal damage, or conditions of the eye which might require discontinuation of soft contact use