Police Officer (Entry Level)

Bremerton, WA
Bremerton Police Department
Salary: $33.91 Hourly

Provides emergency aid, security and protection to the citizens of Bremerton 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.

Salary $33.91 Hourly


Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)
• 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.
• Maintains proficiency in the use of police related equipment.
• Prepares and maintains legible, concise and understandable activity logs and other related or similar types of information as a personal reference record of incidents and details.
• May perform special assignments including investigation, crime prevention, traffic control, or K-9.
• May assist in the training of new employees and reserves.
• Checks business and private property for security. Investigates such conditions as open doors, broken windows, vehicles parked in suspicious places.


Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)
• Possess a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
• Must meet required physical and medical standards and all Civil Service requirements.
• Read, speak and write the English language.
• A valid Washington State driver's license with a good driving record is required.
• Pass a comprehensive background investigation including financial investigation, polygraph and/or truth verification examination, physical fitness/agility test and psychological and medical evaluations.
• Must successfully complete Washington State Law Enforcement Training Commission Academy.
• Washington State Peace Officer Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.
• Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire.
• Must be a US Citizen.

Knowledge of:
Federal, state, county and city laws, regulations and ordinances as they pertain to law enforcement duties and responsibilities.

Ability to:
Analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action, particularly under conditions which are psychologically and emotionally stressful.
Communicate effectively with persons in physical and/or emotional distress.
Administer first aid or perform other lifesaving procedures in accordance with training.
Write clear and accurate reports.
Adapt to and utilize current and new technology, devices, equipment, computers and software.

Skill in:
Use and care of firearms. Must be able to routinely qualify with and proficiently operate all assigned weapons, including the ability to accurately fire, clear malfunctions, disassemble and clean weapons.
Driving motor vehicles under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
Properly operating and maintaining police issued or assigned equipment.
Observation and the ability to remember names, faces and details of incidents.