Lateral and Entry Level Police Officer

Orting, WA
Orting Police Department

Salary/Pay Rate:
$38.98 – $45.19/hour + incentives

This position is a full-time, Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt position. Attendance at evening meetings or other off-duty events may be expected. The incumbent in this position is a Civil Service employee subject to a 12 month probationary trial period. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Fraternal Order of Police.

The Police Officer performs a variety of duties to support the activities of public safety under general supervision of the Police Lieutenant and/or Police Chief and this position performs a variety of duties. The police officer will initiate or be the first officer on the scene of any incident requiring police attention. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Patrol within the Orting City Limits
2. Be present for duty hours on time, in proper uniform and appearance, and physically fit for duty
3. Enforce the laws and ordinances of the State of Washington, and/or the City of Orting
4. Issues citations to person(s) in violation of laws and ordinances
5. Enforce the law, prevent crime, protect citizens and property
6. Process complaints
7. Arrest offenders
8. Conduct preliminary investigation
9. Prepare and submit all required reports
10. Prepare for court testimony by being thoroughly prepared with facts of the case

Education and Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Attend or have attended the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic or Equivalency Law Enforcement Academy

Computer experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and records management software, as well as operating computer equipment in both office and mobile environments

License or Certificate:
Washington State Drivers’ License