Lateral Police 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.


  • 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.

The City of Yelm is an equal opportunity employer, with just over 60 employees. We strive to retain a workforce dedicated to public service while maintaining a family atmosphere, which is an integral part of the Yelm community.