Police Officer

Aberdeen, WA
Aberdeen Police Department

Salary: $5,630.00 – $7,200.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Provides assistance, emergency aid, security and protection to citizens by patrolling business and residential areas, responding to requests for information and assistance, investigating criminal activity and otherwise ensuring the proper enforcement of laws and regulations.
Positions in this classification are assigned patrol, investigative, office duties and special assignments depending on individual areas of training. May perform detective assignments on a rotating basis. Individual discretion is required to determine the appropriate course of action when providing emergency aid and assistance. Work is assigned and reviewed by Police Sergeants who provide shift supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and responds to radio calls and requests for emergency assistance such as from crimes of violence, unruly crowds, auto accidents, child neglect, thefts and fraud, vandalism and a variety of other misdemeanors and felonies. Administers first aid and requests medical assistance. Intervenes in disputes and takes necessary steps to restore the peace.
  • Patrols an assigned area in a radio patrol car to aid in preventing, crime and to enforce federal, state and city laws and regulations. Checks buildings for security and maintains surveillance of gathering places. Reports traffic hazards and directs traffic flow when necessary.
  • Conducts the initial investigation of incidents; gathers evidence, interviews victims, witnesses and suspects, and preserves scene for further investigation. Arrests and transports prisoners to jail, participates in booking procedure and conducts prisoner to cell.
  • Conducts assigned follow-up investigations of actual or suspected felonies and misdemeanors. Inspects site of crime, take photographs and interviews victims, witnesses and suspects. Collects and evaluates evidence using lab analysis, fingerprinting and other methods. Completes investigations to submit cases for prosecution.
  • Testifies in court in those cases where he/she made the arrest, investigated the crime or issued a citation.
  • Provides assistance and information to the public regarding City services, 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 and damage to property.


  • U. S. Citizenship.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • No record of felony conviction or excessive traffic violations.
  • Good moral character and honesty are of the utmost importance.
  • Minimum age of 21 years.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job tasks.
  • Ability to proficiently read and write the English language.
  • Ability to possess a firearm in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
  • No history of domestic violence.
  • Very limited to no recreational drug use.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must meet be able to meet and maintain the requirements of the RCW Chapter 43.101 and WACs for a peace officer certifications.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bilingual is preferred.