Police Officer

Bremerton, WA
Bremerton Police Department

$3,283.80 – $4,712.94 Semi-Monthly

Example of Duties:

  • Patrols as directed in preventing crime and to enforce federal, state and city laws and regulations.
  • Observes, reports, and acts on conditions conducive to crime and danger such as checking buildings for security, assisting other officers on traffic stops and checking suspicious persons and vehicles. Reports traffic hazards and directs traffic flow when necessary.
  • Determines the nature of a call, investigates the circumstances, and takes any necessary and prudent action, such as making arrests and transporting prisoners. Searches prisoners, collects personal effects and assures proper safeguarding of personal effects.
  • Provides assistance to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations. Administers first aid and requests medical service. Performs crisis intervention in sensitive situations such as family disputes. Provides general information to the public on laws and ordinances.
  • Assists persons with complaints and inquiries or directs them to the appropriate authorities.
  • Prepares a variety of records and reports, such as reports on arrests, property impounded, accidents, offenses, and damage to property; assists in searching, booking, processing and supervising prisoners.
  • Performs investigative assignments on serious crimes. Conducts interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects and submits progress reports on cases under investigation.
  • Collects and documents evidence and may arrest suspects.
  • Appears in court and is available to testify in matters which the officer has knowledge of.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy or equivalency certificate.
  • Current and valid Peace Officer Certification through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation including financial investigation, polygraph and/or truth verification examination, psychological and medical evaluations.
  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. College level work in law enforcement or related field and specialized law enforcement training are highly desired.
  • Read, speak and write the English language.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s License with a good driving record is required.
  • Must be a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire.