Exceptional Entry 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

An Exceptional Entry officer is defined as:

A Police Officer: who possess a valid and current peace officer certificate from a state training commission that is recognized by the State of Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, but who has less than two consecutive (2) years of police experience, with no more than six months break in service from when you left your last police position to the time of submitting your application with the Bellevue Police Department.

For those with more than 2 years of prior law enforcement experience, please apply for our lateral officer positions

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

Exceptional Entry Police Officers are also eligible for the following benefits:

  • Successful exceptional entry candidates may be eligible for a $10,000.00 hiring bonus.
  • Successful exceptional entry candidates may be eligible for moving expenses for up to $7,500 for documented moving expenses if relocating from Out-of-State.
  • Education incentives (5% for BA / 4% for AA)
  • 4% premium pay for specialty job assignments
  • Workout while on duty (three hours per week)
  • Comprehensive Quartermaster program that supplies equipment, uniform, and weapons
  • Generous professional development and training opportunities (Over 140 hours / year)
  • Tuition reimbursement program for bachelor’s degree in an approved field of study