Police Officer (Advanced Entry-Level)

Puyallup, WA
Puyallup Police Department

Salary: $102,012.00 – $113,352.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols a designated area of the City during an assigned shift, to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce traffic regulations. Patrols an assigned area in a patrol vehicle, on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fire, traffic accidents, domestic situations, robberies and other misdemeanors, disturbances and felonies and takes necessary police action.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions witnesses.
  • Apprehends, interviews, and arrests suspects; restrains suspects if necessary.
  • Interviews witnesses and/or complainants; collects material evidence and performs crime scene work; performs surveillance; testifies as a witness in court.
  • Prepares and submits reports; operates computers utilizing a variety of software programs, including database, word processing, and other applications, to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Assists other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Participates in undercover investigation of narcotics, gambling, vice, and other activities, violations and crimes.
  • May be called on at any time for emergency duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum 21 years of age at time of application.
  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain, and maintain throughout employment, a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Must be a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy and have up to 24 months experience as a police officer OR
    Have a minimum of 12 months’ experience as a Corrections Officer with the Puyallup Police Department.
  • If not currently employed as a police officer, must have no break in service of more than 24 months.