Lateral 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

Job Summary
The City of Bellevue Police Department has an exciting opportunity for Experienced Police Officers who have a passion for community service and are looking for a new opportunity to serve the City of Bellevue. Take a look at what our department is about at:

An experienced (lateral) 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,
  • Who has at least 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.

Lateral Police Officers are also eligible for the following benefits:

  • Successful lateral candidates may be eligible for a $16,000.00 hiring bonus.
  • Successful lateral 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