Lateral Patrol Officer

Yelm, WA
Yelm Police Department

The City of Yelm is seeking applications from Lateral Police Officer candidates to fill vacancies. The City of Yelm currently employs 17 full-time commissioned officers, and 2 full time administrative staff. The City of Yelm has a current population of over 10,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing communities in Thurston County. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Lateral Positions are all processed directly through the City of Yelm Civil Service Commission and all applications are made directly through the City.  Testing for a Lateral Police Officer position will consist of an oral board and Chief’s interview. The City of Yelm utilizes the services of Public Safety Testing for individuals interested in pursuing a career with the Yelm Police Department as an Entry Level Officer only.  Public Safety Testing administers a written and physical test for entry level applicants.


  • Be employed as a full time commissioned officer continuously for 12 consecutive months within the past 24 months.
  • Washington State applicants must have completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission BLEA and hold current peace officer certification.
  • Applicants from outside of Washington must successfully complete the equivalency academy.