To be considered as an entry level police officer with the City of Bainbridge Island, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED;
- Be a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- Be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire;
- Have a valid Washington State Driver’s License at the time of hire;
- Take a written general skills test with Public Safety Testing and a physical exam;
- Complete the City of Bainbridge Island employment application;
- Successfully complete a polygraph examination, a physical agility test and a criminal and personal background investigation prior to hire;
- Successfully pass both psychological and medical examinations as a condition of employment; and
- Qualify to possess a firearm in accordance with Federal or State regulations (a condition of continuing employment).
To be considered as a lateral police officer with the City of Bainbridge Island, you must:
- Meet the entry level officer requirements listed above, with the following exception: Lateral officers are not required to test through Public Safety Testing.
- Have successfully completed the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) or be a graduate of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalent, as accepted by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
- Have 12 months’ or more active law enforcement experience, which is calculated from the date you graduate BLEA.
- not have been separated from law enforcement for more than 24 months.